The NFL has confirmed that the Philadelphia Eagles will win the Super Bowl on Sunday, but that it will take place on the first weekend in January, the first time since the league was founded in 1967 that it has held its first regular-season game in January.
The announcement came during a press conference Thursday, and it comes on the heels of the NFLPA filing suit against the league over the relocation of the league’s championship game to New Orleans in 2021.
The Eagles have been the primary team in the Superdome since the 1960s, winning seven of the nine championships the team has held since that time.
The last championship was the Superbowl in 1967, which was also the year the league officially moved to January for the first Super Bowl in history.
The NFL announced Thursday that it would move the championship game on January 1, 2021, a move that would require a new team in 2019 to replace the Eagles.
The move would also require the NFL to pay the league an additional $1 billion for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
While the Superstars have played the majority of their NFL seasons at the Dome, they have not been the only ones to use the stadium to train, practice and play in.
They have also used the venue to entertain, play football and attend concerts.