April 19, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers chief executive officer Jed York speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new 49ers stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Likely to Host Super Bowl L in 2016


The San Francisco 49ers will open the doors to their new stadium in 2014, and could be hosting a Super Bowl two years later.

They are currently battling with the city of Miami to host Super Bowl L in 2016, and things look to be leaning in their favor at this point.

NFL.com reported that “The Florida Legislature opted Friday not to vote on a bill that would have approved taxpayer support for a $350 million renovation to Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins.”

If the renovations are not approved, the Super Bowl will likely be headed to the Bay Area.

“In the weeks ahead, I will do all I can to convince my fellow owners to bring the Super Bowl back to Miami-Dade,” Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross said, not giving up hope.

The 49ers’ stadium, which is actually located in Santa Clara, will hold 68,500 people and the latest, state-of-the-art advances in Silicon Valley.

Along with a green roof, the it will feature “stadium-wide WiFi capability, mobile connectivity, IPTV, and colossal HD video boards measuring over 13,000 square feet, no one will miss a minute of the action,” according to the stadium’s official website. 

Having driven past the new stadium many a times and seen the structure go up slowly but surely, it’s hard to believe that construction began just over a year ago, and the Super Bowl will be coming here in two years.

 

 

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  • loverpoint

    That Miami vote pretty much killed it for them. $350 million for a renovation? The would be better off waiting a few years and push for a brand new stadium. There were several provisions in that Bill to Renovate that sounded sort of crooked, and all those provisions revolved around Miami getting Super Bowl L.