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LA to host 2022 Super Bowl because of stadium delays

LA was supposed to host the 2021 Super Bowl

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Don’t print bootleg Super Bowl 2021 t-shirts just yet. Less than a week after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium will open almost one year later than originally planned, NFL team owners have voted unanimously to give Los Angeles the Super Bowl in 2022—not in 2021, as was initially planned, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Rams say construction on the stadium—which will be the largest and most expensive in the nation—is delayed due to heavy winter rains.

So, the $2.6-billion venue is now set to open for the 2020 football season, not the 2019 season. Until then, the Rams will continue to play at the Coliseum while the Chargers play the 2019 season at the StubHub Center in Carson.

Pushing LA’s Super Bowl back makes sense, especially considering that having the Rams’ stadium host the Super Bowl in its first year would be an “unprecedented” move, the Times says.

Looks like not everyone waited to print their bootlegs for 2021’s Super Bowl LV: