Super Bowl XLVII, the 47th edition of the Super Bowl and the 43rd modern era National Football League championship game, is scheduled to be played in 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The game will be held on February 3, 2013.
Therefore, the 2013 Mardi Gras calendar in Orleans Parish will be changed. Parades scheduled for February 3 and before will likely move ahead one week.
The same occurred in 2002 when the September 11 attacks caused a one-week delay in the 2001 NFL season,
resulting in Super Bowl XXXVI falling within the Mardi Gras parade calendar.
This will be the tenth time that the city has hosted the Super Bowl, by far the most by an individual city and once again tying with the Miami area for the most Super Bowls hosted by a metropolitan area (they have been tied in the past).
New Orleans beat out Glendale, Arizona and Miami (South Florida) for the right to host the game at the NFL's Spring Ownership Meetings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 19, 2009, and will mark the first Super Bowl game played in New Orleans since Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002,
which saw the New England Patriots win on a game-ending field goal over the St. Louis Rams,
and the first since Hurricane Katrina struck the city in late August 2005.
CBS will broadcast the game. It will be simulcast in Canada by CTV.
By being played indoors at the Superdome, it will be the first time three straight Super Bowls are played in indoor stadiums,
following Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium and Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.
2012 Team Schedules: http://www.nfl.com/schedules