NFL's 17-game schedule might force New Orleans to give up 2024 Super Bowl (1 Viewer)

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By Jacob Hancock | Sporting News

Most cities would do anything to host a Super Bowl, but it turns out there's one thing New Orleans won't give up, no matter what, to have the honor: Mardi Gras.

The city has been chosen to host the 2024 game, but that arrangement has come into question with the recent ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement, which includes a 17-game regular season beginning as soon as 2021.

The final game of the NFL season is normally played on the first Sunday in February, which in 2024 will be Feb. 4. The additional week in the regular-season schedule might mean that the 2024 game is pushed back to Feb. 11. The problem? That's the final weekend of the Mardi Gras celebration, with the official holiday taking place Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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