NFL picks Los Angeles for Super Bowl LV in 2021

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The NFL announced that Super Bowl LV will take place in Los Angeles in 2021. (NFL / Twitter)

The NFL awarded Super Bowl LV to Los Angeles. The game will be played at the new Inglewood stadium in February 2021.

Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami in 2020 and Los Angeles in 2021, it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.

Houston will host the Super Bowl next year, followed by Minnesota in 2018.

Los Angeles, which gets the relocated Rams this season, has not hosted a Super Bowl in the area since 1993 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

The game will be played at the new $1.8 billion stadium in Inglewood, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

"We're excited about it and we thank the owners for working with us and having the confidence we'll deliver a great experience," Stan Kroenke, owner of the Rams said.

The selection of Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles maintains the recent cycle of the league's owners rewarding cities that have built new stadiums or renovated existing facilities with the lucrative financial reward of hosting a Super Bowl in return.

Last year's Super Bowl was played in Santa Clara, California, after the 49ers built a stadium. Minneapolis will host a Super Bowl in 2018 with a new stadium that opens this season.

"The Super Bowl, my goodness, that is the ultimate and it's going to mean so much to the city and to this whole area," Inglewood Mayor James Butts said.

Butts said the Super Bowl would bring welcomed news to residents.

"They can look forward to more tax dollars which fund more services. It'll probably be the biggest event, sales tax wise, in the history of the city," Butts said.

New York-New Jersey, Indianapolis, Dallas and Detroit all received Super Bowl bids in the past after spending millions on new stadiums.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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