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.