History of the Super Bowl in Los Angeles


History of the Super Bowl in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has long been the home to the biggest stars in the entertainment industry, but it also holds a history of star-making performances on the gridiron.

The entertainment capital of the world plays host to the 2022 Super Bowl this February, marking the eighth time that the game has kicked off in Los Angeles County.

In honor of the looming playoffs and eventual debut of SoFi Stadium as the newest Super Bowl host, we’re looking back at the previous times that the biggest game of the NFL season has been held in L.A.

1967 Super Bowl

When: January 15, 1967

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers

Score: GB 35 – KC 10

MVP: Bart Starr

Did You Know: This was the first Super Bowl and marked the first championship game between the NFL and AFL.

1973 Super Bowl

When: January 14, 1973

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Teams: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins

Score: MIA 14 – WAS 7

MVP: Jake Scott

Did You Know: This is the second-lowest-scoring Super Bowl to date. The record is held by the 2019 Super Bowl, where the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.

1977 Super Bowl

When: January 9, 1977

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Teams: Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings

Score: OAK 32 – MIN 14

MVP: Fred Biletnikoff

Did You Know: Taking place on January 9, this is the earliest a Super Bowl has been played within a calendar year.

1980 Super Bowl

When: January 20, 1980

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams

Score: PIT 31 – LAR 19

MVP: Terry Bradshaw

Did You Know: This game’s attendance of 103,985 is a Super Bowl record.

1983 Super Bowl

When: January 30, 1983

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Teams: Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins

Score: WAS 27 – MIA 17

MVP: John Riggins

Did You Know: The 1983 NFL season was shortened due to a player strike, resulting in teams playing only nine regular season games and a 16-team playoff.

1987 Super Bowl

When: January 25, 1987

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Teams: Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants

Score: NYG 39 – DEN 20

MVP: Phil Simms

Did You Know: This game was the first time a “Gatorade shower” was used following a Super Bowl victory. The Giants soaked coach Bill Parcells following the historic win, a team tradition that had started a couple years prior.

1993 Super Bowl

When: January 31, 1993

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Teams: Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys

Score: DAL 52 – BUF 17

MVP: Troy Aikman

Did You Know: Michael Jackson performed the halftime show of this Super Bowl, starting the trend of having one of entertainment’s biggest names performing annually at halftime.


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Written by: Evan Chronis