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 to Host Super Bowl L in 2016

For the first time since 1985, the Bay Area will play host to perhaps the biggest sporting event in the world: the Super Bowl.

Yes, Super Bowl L will be held at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in 2016, as voted upon by the NFL owners on Tuesday at the annual spring meetings in Boston.

San Francisco beat out Miami for the honor, but it is safe to say that Miami never stood a chance because the Florida Legislature chose not to vote on a bill that would have approved taxpayer support for a $350 million renovation to Sun Life Stadium.

Without the renovations, the Dolphins stadium had no shot at challenging the glorious facility built for the 49ers.

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.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers

  • loverpoint

    Will someone tell me why the South Florida contingent even showed up? This group of self-aggrandizing, smug, pretentious snobs with their sense of entitlement had nothing better to say than ” Hey, you gave us 10 Super Bowls, why not give us 11 so we can have the record.

    Miami has failed to support the Dolphins and even rejected money to fix up Joe Robbi Stadium, then they had the audacity to demand the NFL bring the Super Bowl to their community so that local businesses can profit.

    The Bay Area and Houston have worked hard and invested millions of dollars to bring the Super Bowl to their communities. The SF Giants have committed themselves to excellence. And one person who does not get enough credit for all the things he does for the community is Larry Ellison and Oracle. Having the Americas Cup in San Francisco has brought/ will bring millions of dollars in extra tourism dollars to the Bay Area.

    I think it is great that York and the SJ Earthquakes are targeting the “World Cup ” for the Bay Area. I mentioned before that LA was bidding on the 2024 Olympics. I think the Bay Area should have been bidding on the Olympics also, and if it is not to late they should get their bid in.

    • kjhbnj

      You realize that Jeffry Loria screwed the taxpayers by sabotaging the Marlins don’t you? It also doesn’t help that Stephen Ross is a terrible owner either. That’s why they don’t wanna renovate sun life Joe Robbie and thus they have costed themselves some Super Bowls.