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New Orleans has hosted 10 of the 50 Super Bowls. But it seems like until the Saints no longer call the current Superdome home, the Crescent Citywon't be getting another Super Bowl.As the NFL plays the game of forcing its citiesto get expensive new or like-new stadiums before reconsidering them for the biggest game of all, it's forgetting that New Orleans is its best Super Bowl city beyond compare.New Orleans wasin the running for one of three future Super Bowls handed outat Tuesday's NFL owners meeting in Charlotte, N.C., but as expected, it had no chance to get it.And that's a shame.MORE: Future Super Bowl favorites | NFL's richest owners Atlanta, with its new billion-dollarpalace set to open in June 2017, insteadwill be hosting Super Bowl LIII in '19. It Ryan Allen Jersey hurts more for New Orleansthat its hated NFC South rivals, the Falcons, gotthe game and havethe same title sponsor, Mercedes-Benz, on its new venue.Constantly renovating the historic, 41-year-old Superdome doesn't mean squat to the NFL.Forget what happened near theend of Super Bowl XLVIIthree years ago. New Orleans has lost all its power now by not being a player in the game it helped define.After Atlanta,Miami, which is throwing down $400 million of owner Stephen Ro s' money to make its 29-year-old stadium new again, will host Super Bowl LIV in 2020.Los Angeles and theswanknew $2.6 billionhouse itwill build for therelocated Ramsnailed downSuper Bowl LV in 2021.Despite having that keyword "new" in its name, New Orleans as a Super Bowl host is seen as old, nay, ancient to the NFL. The Saints aredoing everything they can to upgrade, but working with le s than $40 million there for the Superdome makes ithard to compete on the level of the other cities.MORE: 50 years of stunning Super Bowl programs In focusing on shiny new facilities, the NFL is Keshawn Martin Jersey focusing too much on the stadium, and too little on the city. The Super Bowl's main event is the experience, not the game.New Orleans is the perfect city for all of that. It throws the best year-round party. Everything for a fan is right around the corner from the stadium, during and leading up to game day.There's no spreading out to please anexpansive metro area;all the love is in the heart of the city. As a vibrant host, it's a Big Easy in every which way.New Orleans will host Elandon Roberts Jersey the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2020, which keeps it from also earningSuper Bowl LIV. In 2021, the conflict with Super Bowl LV is tied to the mid-Februarydate of Mardi Gras and already hosting a big national convention.Between Super Bowls XXXVI and XLVII, New Orleans went through a decade-long drought, but that was withHurricane Katrina creating a major obstacle and the Superdome needing to first recover from the devastation. Now for no good reason beyond the NFL's unreasonable, unwritten demands, the city faces a struggle to even get back into the rotation.MORE: NFL in Vegas is a lock, with our without Raiders The NFL sells cities on civic prideas why they should bid hard to host the Super Bowl, while underselling whether there's a real community profit. That doesn't stop cities fromdoingtheir bidding in footing the bill for stadiums that can get the job done, often at the expense of the taxpayers.That can leave terrific established hosts,such as New Orleans and Tampa Alan Branch Jersey , which is scrambling with renovations to Raymond James Stadium, in the dust. San Diego is in position to be latest city controlled by the NFL, as the Los Angeles Times reports a straight-up stadium for a Super Bowl swap is being dangled as incentive there.There's no question New Orleans will keep getting a raw dealuntil the league deems it can work with the Superdome or the team gets a new stadium.Once again, in the pursuit of being bigger and better, the NFL is losing sight of what's already been its best and brightest.