Los Angeles will be back in the Super Bowl spotlight after more than two decades.
The NFL announced Tuesday that LA will host the game in 2021 at the Rams' new $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood, which opens in 2019. The league also announced at its owners meeting that Miami will host the game in 2020 and Atlanta in 2019.
The three cities made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.
Los Angeles has not hosted a Super Bowl in the area since 1993 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Five Super Bowls have been played at the Rose Bowl and two at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the Rams will play until the new stadium opens.
"Los Angeles is built to host the Super Bowl," said LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. "We helped forge this great American tradition as its very first host in 1967; and now, at long last, we're bringing it back where it belongs."
The NFL has been eager to return to Southern California since the Rams and Raiders moved out of the area after the 1994 season. League owners approved the Rams' return from St. Louis at a meeting earlier this year, with owner Stan Kroenke's promise of a stunning new stadium -- one that will be the most expensive in the league.
"The City of Inglewood is thrilled to be the host for the most watched, single sporting event in the world, Super Bowl 55," said Inglewood Mayor James Butts. "Working with the City of Los Angeles, we intend to help make it the greatest fan experience in the history of the NFL. After a 20 year hiatus, professional football is back."
Atlanta will host its third Super Bowl, but the first at its new $1.4 billion stadium which opens in 2017. The previous two were at the Georgia Dome.
Miami will have its record-setting 11th Super Bowl following a $450 million stadium renovation, a common theme among recent Super Bowl site contenders.
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.
"I think if they find guys like me that are willing to do it, I think they want to show them that it is worthwhile," Rams owner Stan Kroenke said. "It shows that the communities and the owners who are willing to make these investments and stick their necks out, if you will, that it is worthwhile and they believe in them long term."
New York-New Jersey, Indianapolis, Dallas and Detroit all received Super Bowl bids in the past after spending millions on new stadiums.