Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV

infobox | above = Super Bowl XLV

label1 = Away Team
data1 = AFC Champion
label2 = Home Team
data2 = NFC Champion
label3 = Date
data3 = February 6, 2011
label4 = Stadium
data4 = Dallas Cowboys New Stadium
label5 = City
data5 = Arlington, Texas
headerstyle = background:#efefef;
header6 = TV in the United States
label7 = Network
data7 = FOX
label8 = Announcers
data8 = "To be announced"
header9= < XLIV Super Bowl XLVI >

Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). A final date has not been officially set be the league yet. The venue will be the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area and the third time it will be held in Texas (Houston was the host city to Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII).

In the United States, the game will be televised nationally by FOX. [cite web | url= | title=NFL announces new prime-time TV packages | | date=2005-04-18
] In Canada, the game will be televised nationally by CTV.

Host selection process

Three NFL cities presented bids for the game:
*On January 31 2007, the city of Indianapolis, led by Colts owner Jim Irsay and Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson, officially announced details about their intentions to bid for Super Bowl XLV. [cite web | url= | title=Indy's bowl bid begins with Irsay's $1M pledge | | date=2007-02-01 | accessdate=2007-02-01] Indianapolis would have hosted the game at Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened in the late summer of 2008.

*On February 21 2007, the Glendale City Council came to a consensus to prepare a bid to host Super Bowl XLV, even though the city and University of Phoenix Stadium already was scheduled to host 2008's Super Bowl XLII. cite web | title=City works on bid for 2011 Super Bowl | work=Glendale Star | url= | date=2007-02-21|accessdate=2007-02-21 ]

*On January 25 2007, Super Bowl VI MVP Roger Staubach was named chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Bid Committee,cite web| title=Staubach to lead Dallas Super Bowl bid | work=Dallas Business Journal | url= | date=2007-01-22|accessdate=2007-02-21 ] heading the Metroplex's bid effort. On February 13 2007, Mayor Robert Cluck and the Arlington city council passed a resolution supporting the North Texas bid committee. [cite news | title=The City of Arlington Leads Regional Effort to Bring Super Bowl XLV to North Texas | url= | publisher=The City of Arlington | date=2007-02-13 | accessdate=2007-02-13] On March 28 2007, Mayor Laura Miller and the rest of Dallas city council passed a resolution agreeing to back the committee's efforts. [cite news | title=Dallas council OKs backing of Super Bowl bid | url= | publisher=The Dallas Morning News | date=2007-03-28 | accessdate=2007-03-28]

NFL owners voted to select the North Texas site on May 22 2007. [ [ NFL Owners Award North Texas Super Bowl XLV] ]

Notes and references

External links

* [ Future Super Bowl sites]

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