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ICYMI: Atlanta, South Florida, L.A. to host Super Bowls upcoming

The NFL is showcasing its best and newest venues on its largest and most important stage.

The NFL clearly likes housewarming parties.

For the Biggest Game on Earth. (Check Nielsens, soccer fans.)

The next three Super Bowl host cities chosen at the NFL owner's meetings in North Carolina are at locations with sparkling new stadiums-to-be: Atlanta in 2019, South Florida in 2020, and Los Angeles in 2021.

Last season's Super Bowl was in Santa Clara, CA. New stadium. The season-after-next's Super Bowl is in Minnesota. New stadium.

Who can blame the NFL for wanting to showcase these state-of-the-art palaces?

The Atlanta stadium is a 1.7 billion dollar venture which opens its doors in 2017. Now called Mercedes-Benz Stadium (sorry New Orleans?), this building boasts futuristic architecture coupled with an ancient design for the roof, the Oculus of Roman history, where the opening resembles a camera lens to enable open-air play.

If one remembers the blizzard of 2000, one knows that the Atlanta needs the option of a retractable roof in January. That they are channeling ancient Rome is an interesting side-fact.

The year after Atlanta goes pre-medieval, Miami/South Florida gets back in the game. Their renovation project is subtitled "The world's largest canopy."  They are not building a new stadium, but renovating Sun-Life Stadium adding $450 million in stadium updates. For last season, they had all-new seats. Kicking off in 2016, the Canopy will be in place, covering 92% of spectators. Considering the balmy South Florida temps, this is a unique and clever solution.

For a Super Bowl, the opening in the roof will still allow for there to be a weather affect. Wind and rain will be a different monster in this new version of Sun Life.

We have already profiled the Los Angeles stadium, now dubbed "NFL Disney World" by owners, and it possibly could have a second blue and yellow-themed tenant by the time the Super Bowl rolls around. The project is huge--2.6 billion dollars' worth--and will include a transparent canopy made of material called Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene (ETFE), a highly translucent, highly durable material that allows full pass-thru of light but allows for temperature control on the inside. It is possible to pare down the amount of light coming through via shading, so Los Angeles could effectively have the best of its "sunny L.A." moniker without the suffocating heat to go along with it. For a Super Bowl, this would be an interesting factor as the game begins and then fades into artificial lighting as the evening wears.

Can you find the actual stadium here?

One more L.A. note: this is going to be the most expensive stadium setting in the world.

The NFL is taking no prisoners for its' Championship Game: the best stadiums, the biggest stage.

May the Baltimore Ravens be the one-evening tenant in each one.