Two previous Super Bowls have been played in the Phoenix area, most recently in 2008 when the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in Glendale. Tempe hosted the game in 1996 when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Arizona's bid to host the biggest annual sporting event in North America topped one from the Tampa, Florida, area.
Indianapolis will host the Super Bowl in 2012, followed by New Orleans in 2013 and the New York/New Jersey areas in 2014.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)