The Miami Dolphins' renovations to their home stadium could result this week in the area being awarded a Super Bowl.
South Florida should officially return to the NFL's rotation of Super Bowl hosting sites Tuesday when the league votes on the host cities for Super Bowls LIII, LIV, and LV. The 53rd game will be played in 2019, 54th game in 2020, and the 55th game in 2021. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, those three games are expected to be given to Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, though which specific game will go to which city is not clear.
New Orleans and Tampa Bay are also considered finalists, but are not expected to win in the vote.
Miami is currently tied with New Orleans for the most Super Bowls hosted, each having hosted the league's title game 10 times. South Florida last hosted the championship game in 2010.
The league has rewarded new or renovated stadiums in recent years with Super Bowls, with Miami, Atlanta, and LA all included. The Dolphins are currently renovating their home stadium, a $425 million project that includes the addition of a canopy over the seating areas, an unofficial requirement from the league to consider Miami a viable Super Bowl host after the 2007 Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears featured a South Florida rainstorm. Atlanta is building a brand new stadium, and Los Angeles will soon break ground on the new stadium and office complex for the Rams.
Tampa is currently renovating their stadium, though the majority of the work is focused on the replay boards, luxury box renovations, and concession stand upgrades. New Orleans is only bidding on Super Bowl LIII (2019) due to commitments already in place for 2020 and 2021.
The league's owners meetings will take place next week in Charlotte, with the Super Bowl vote expected on Tuesday. Houston will host Super Bowl LI next February, and Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII in 2018.