Jerry Jones won't get to host Super Bowl LII
OCT 11, 2013 2:42p ET
On Tuesday, NFL owners chose New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis as the finalists to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Why didn't AT&T Stadium make the final group?
The Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager explained Friday morning.
"That was frankly by design," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "We stayed in the que by basically the league asked us and we put our name in the hopper. But we several weeks ago decided that we wouldn't make a presentation that is made at this meeting that we attended Tuesday … which for all practical purposes meant you were not going to be in the running. We had decided that.
"A lot of reasons for that. Houston had just gotten the Super Bowl. If you check the record, it's very, very rare if any time that the same area, the same state has gotten a Super Bowl two years in a row. So that was an issue. Then, you had the new stadium coming on in Minnesota. … When you really looked at that, looked at the teams that were involved, we thought there was a better day for us in the future."
AT&T Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLV in 2011. Houston is scheduled to host Super Bowl LI in 2017.
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