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Super Bowl will soon return to Miami, where Colts have played in four championships

Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts v Chicago Bears Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

The NFL owners today voted on the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Super Bowls to determine where the games should be played. Super Bowl LIII in 2019 will be played in Atlanta, Super Bowl LIV will be played in Miami in 2020, and Super Bowl LV will be played in Los Angeles in 2021.

If you can't get excited about the awarding of Super Bowls several years in advance, don't worry: you're not alone. I don't really care much about where the Super Bowl is in any given year until it's nearly time for the game, and that doesn't change now. With that said, the fact that the Super Bowl is returning to Miami is interesting for the Colts.

This will be the eleventh time that Miami hosts the Super Bowl, the most in NFL history. Of the previous ten times, the Colts franchise has been a part of four of them. In 1969, Super Bowl III was played in Miami with the Baltimore Colts representing the NFL against the New York Jets of the AFL, though the Jets won 16-7. A few years later, the game once again returned to Miami as did the Colts for Super Bowl V in 1971. That year, the Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 for the league championship. Many years and a move to another city later, the Indianapolis Colts made the Super Bowl in 2007. That game, Super Bowl XLI, was also played in Miami, a game that the Colts won 29-17 over the Chicago Bears. Then in 2010, Super Bowl XLIV was played in Miami in a contest that featured the Colts against the New Orleans Saints, a game the Saints won 31-17. In other words, the last two times Miami has hosted the Super Bowl, the Colts have been a part of it.

No city will have hosted more Super Bowls than Miami, and no team will have played in more Super Bowls in Miami than the Colts. So with the game returning to Miami in 2020, we could be seeing the Colts make a return to the Super Bowl. Of course there's no correlation between the two whatsoever, but it's still an interesting note regardless. I'm sure many Colts fans will be hoping for a return to the big game before 2020, but either way the game will at least be returning to a city the Colts are very familiar with soon enough.