ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Dallas Cowboys are no longer in the running to host Super Bowl 52, according to NFL.com.
Six cities submitted applications to be the host city for Super Bowl LII in 2018, and Arlington was among them. The others: Miami, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Tampa.
NFL owners reportedly listened to presentations from representatives of each of those cities at this week’s fall meeting in Washington D.C, where they narrowed the choices down to three finalists: Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and New Orleans.
The final decision is expected in Spring 2014.
Colts owner Jim Irsay says: “It proves that Indianapolis is really a unique city, being a medium-sized market in a colder market, without 80 degrees and beaches.”
Owners say that the subject of changing the Washington Redskins’ nickname was not discussed in any formal way during Tuesday’s sessions.
Among the decisions made: There will be three games played at London’s Wembley Stadium next season. The Falcons, Jaguars and Raiders will be the “home” teams. Dates and opponents will be announced later.
NFL owners voted earlier this year to award the San Francisco Bay Area the rights to host Super Bowl L in 2016. The 2017 Super Bowl will be held in Houston.
Arlington hosted its first Super Bowl in February 2011, in the midst of a winter storm.
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