Glendale: Where Champions Are Crowned
The dust has settled, but the legends remain. Super Bowl 2023, hosted by Glendale’s State Farm Stadium, saw the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs face off in an epic showdown. With historic quarterback matchups, thrilling gameplay, and star-studded spectacles, Super Bowl LVII was a night to remember.
Chiefs - 38 Eagles - 35
The high-scoring game was packed with memorable plays, nail-biting moments, and a controversial holding call that will be talked about for years to come. Ultimately, the Chiefs emerged victorious, clinching their second championship in four years and their third Super Bowl victory overall. Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) was named the game's MVP, cementing his growing legacy in NFL history.
"I told 'yall this week, there's nothing that's going to keep me off this football field." - Patrick Mahomes
Relive the hype of LVII
Rihanna on repeat
Rihanna returned to the stage with an electrifying halftime performance. Suspended above the field, she delivered a medley of her chart-topping hits, including "Umbrella," "Work," and "Diamonds." In a move that sent social media into a frenzy, Rihanna casually unveiled her second pregnancy to the world, further etching her name in Super Bowl lore.
Glendale Got Its Game On
Super Bowl 2023 was more than just a game; it was an all-encompassing experience that transformed Glendale into a sports haven. Relive the pre-game festivities and fan-fuelled euphoria that swept the city as the clock ticked down to the final play.
Go Big, Go Glendale
In 2008, Glendale hosted the Super Bowl for the first time. Since then, the city has evolved to become one of America’s best sports and large event venues, with jaw-dropping growth and new attractions. The area surrounding State Farm Stadium includes more than a dozen hotels and the Westgate Entertainment District, which features shops, restaurants, and nightlife galore. Visitors can also check out the recently opened Desert Diamond West Valley Casino, TopGolf, and Tiger Woods’ PopStroke mini-golf concept.
"Would we have thought in our wildest dreams it would turn out to be the way that is it? No, because there was never anything like it." - Elaine Scruggs, former mayor of Glendale
With an influx of more than one million visitors, Super Bowl weekend provides a huge economic boost to local businesses and hoteliers, with a long-lasting impact.
By The Numbers
The average visitor spent:
$200-300 per person per day + lodging costs
Total city revenue:
Over $1 billion
7,000+ new jobs
Glendale will continue its hosting hot streak with more headling events, including:
NCAA Final Four (2024)
MLB Spring Training (Annual)
PGA Phoenix Open (Annual)