The Super Bowl is back in the City of Angels.
The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will gather at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, just outside Los Angeles, for Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13. It marks the eighth Super Bowl of all time in LA and for the first time in 29 years.
A lot has changed since Super Bowl I was held in 1967, especially between the NFL and Los Angeles. The city had an NFL team at the time, which was lost and now has two franchises. The Chargers moved from San Diego to LA, while the Rams traveled from LA to St. Louis and back to LA
Now, Charger and Ram both call SoFi stadium home. Location open in 2020, but it didn’t get a chance to open its doors to fans until this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Super Bowl LVI will be only the third playoff ever played there, with the Rams beating the Arizona Cardinals in this year’s wild card round before knocking out the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.
Part of Los Angeles’ appeal as a Super Bowl host city is its famous weather, but that probably won’t play a big part in this year’s game. The SoFi Stadium is covered, although the openings upstairs are prone to wind. League officials even delayed the start of this season’s Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders game due to lightning in the area.
Before the Bengal and Rams hit the field at SoFi Stadium, let’s walk down the memory lane together – or the Hollywood Walk of Fame – and look back at the previous seven Super Bowl games that took place in LA.
Super Bowl I: Los Angeles Memorial Arena
The location for the first Super Bowl was announced less than seven weeks before the actual game. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle made the announcement on December 1, 1966, and a game date has yet to be set until December 13.
On January 15, 1967, NFL champion Green Bay Packers and AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs convened at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for what is now known as Super Bowl I. Just under 62,000 people attended. attend the game on Day 72 degrees.
Vince Lombardi’s Packers entered the game as the favorites with 14 points and won 35-10. Bart Starr was named the MVP of the game after finishing a 16-23 pass in the 250 metres, two touchdowns and one interception.
Super Bowl VII: Los Angeles Memorial Arena
1972 Miami Dolphins’ The search for perfection was completed at the Colosseum on January 14, 1973.
Announced on March 21, 1972, the Super Bowl for the next NFL season would return to LA This time, it was a little warmer at 64 degrees and more than 90,000 spectators filled the stadium to see the show’s history. out.
Don Shula’s Dolphins went undefeated during the regular season, but they had to overcome a formidable opponent Washington The team coached by George Allen in Super Bowl VII ended with a perfect record. Miami got there, beating Washington 14-7 after touchdowns from Howard Twilley and Jim Kiick and an MVP performance from safety Jake Scott. Washington’s only score achieved in Q4 in one of the highest scores head scratching play in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XI: Rose Bowl
The next LA Super Bowl takes place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Venue is given to the game at 1975 NFL owners meetingand Super Bowl XI was played on January 9, 1977, just eight days after USC beat Michigan in the 1977 Rose Bowl.
The stadium’s capacity was one of the biggest factors in hosting the Super Bowl, and it paid off when more than 103,000 people turned up to watch the Oakland Raiders face off against the Minnesota Vikings on a mild 58-degree day. Late John Madden famed to play his players after the Raiders won 32-14. Fred Biletnikoff was named the MVP of the game for getting 79 yards in four catches.
Super Bowl XIV: Rose Bowl
It took only three years for the Super Bowl to return to the Rose Bowl.
Super Bowl XIV took place on January 20, 1980, so there will be more time to prepare after the Rose Bowl. It has more classic LA weather, sunny and 67 degrees. Even more fans showed up this time to see the Pittsburgh Steelers face the homeland Ramswith 103,985 spectators still holding the Super Bowl record.
Pittsburgh had its second consecutive Super Bowl win, beating LA with a 31-19 aggregate score. Terry Bradshaw also won his second consecutive Super Bowl MVP with a two-touch performance.
Super Bowl XVII: Rose Bowl
There’s another three-year gap before the Super Bowl returns at the Rose Bowl again, and it plays host to a familiar game.
Washington and Miami played each other for Super Bowl XVII on January 30, 1983, just over 10 years since they met at Super Bowl VII. While the weather was similar (61 degrees), the location changed – and so did the circumstances. Washington entered the game with a loss of the year and Miami came in with three.
The Dolphins suffered their fourth defeat of the campaign as Washington avenged with a 27-17 victory. Washington’s defense made life miserable for Dolphins QB Dave Woodley, who completed only 4 of 14 passes. Joe Theismann hit two touchdown passes to Washington and ran back. John Riggins scored 166 yards and a point on his way to the Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl XXI: Rose Bowl
Four years passed after Super Bowl XVII before New York Giants and the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl XXI on January 25, 1987.
The game was played in front of 101,063 fans on a beautiful, 76-degree day in Pasadena. The actual play on the field isn’t nearly as picturesque, at least for John Elway and the Broncos.
Denver took a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, but New York then took 26 unanswered points. Phil Simms ended the day with three touchdown passes and the Super Bowl MVP was honored as the Giants won 39-20.
Super Bowl XXVII: Rose Bowl
The last Super Bowl that took place in LA was 29 years ago, and it was a game to forget for Buffalo Bills fans.
Over 98,000 people went to the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993, to watch the Bills face Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVII. This was Buffalo’s third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl, and it became their third consecutive Super Bowl loss.
The Dallas game shined on the 61st, with Troy Aikman hitting 4 touchdowns on his way to winning the Super Bowl MVP. The game wasn’t over in the second half and the Cowboys continued by scoring the Bills 21-0 in the fourth half, bringing the final score to 52-17. The route could be even bigger if Leon Lett waited an extra second or two to celebrate on his infamous run to the final quarters.
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports/super-bowl-2022/the-history-of-super-bowls-in-los-angeles/3127470/ 7 previous games played in Los Angeles – NBC10 Philadelphia