In 2005, NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl 2020 to Kansas City, Missouri. However, a pair of sales taxes in Jackson County had to be passed in order to win the bid for the big game. One of the taxes was to help construct a rolling roof for Arrowhead Stadium, but the measure did not pass. As a result, the Chiefs pulled their request to host the game.

Super Bowl 2020

Super Bowl 2020 will mark the third time the state of Arizona and the greater metropolitan Phoenix area will host the big game. The Super Bowl first came to the desert in 1996, when the Dallas Cowboys clashed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. The game was played at the home of the Arizona State football team, Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

Larry Brown had two big interceptions in the second half and the Cowboys went on to down the Steelers, 27-17. Brown was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, which featured six future Hall of Famers.

Super Bowl 2020 will be the first title bout in the desert since the epic matchup between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 54

The Pats entered the game a perfect 18-0 on the season and were a 12-point favorite over the Giants. The Patriots took a 14-10 lead with 2:42 left in the fourth quarter, but Eli Manning found Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left to give the Giants a stunning 17-14 win. The game-winning drive was highlighted by David Tyree’s catch in which he pinned the ball against his helmet as he went to the ground.

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