The Super Bowl is Sunday and then on Monday it’s the official handoff to New Orleans as the Big Easy will host Super 59 on February 9th. Thousands are in Las Vegas for this year’s Super Bowl and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is there to promote the Bayou State.
“We’re also getting people excited about coming to Louisiana. We actually put up billboards out here saying the Super Bowl might be in Vegas but the party is always in Louisiana – see you next year.”
Currently tied with Miami, it will be the 11th time the championship football game will be played in the Big Easy. The last Super Bowl played in New Orleans in 2013 produced a total of $480 million in economic impact for New Orleans economy.
Nungesser expects Louisiana’s hospitality industry to soar economically even more during the upcoming 2025 big game. And believes cities outside of New Orleans will also benefit.
“Surely it will bring people that will fill hotels for Louisiana, Baton Rouge and many cities outside of New Orleans. So it’s going to be an economic boom for the whole state next year hosting the Super Bowl.”
Nungesser expects steep competition to host future games as more cities build larger arenas. And while the number of violent crimes in New Orleans dropped in 2023, Nungesser says the effort to buckle down on crime must continue.
“We got to clean up the city. I want to thank the governor for putting the troopers in the Quarters to start working on that. The legislature having this special session to tighten some crime laws to make sure we keep the bad people behind bars. But we’ve got a lot of work to go.”
Super Bowl 59 will be played February 9th at the Caesars Superdome.