“The 49ers and the Bay Area will compete against South Florida to host Super Bowl L,” as the Sacramento Bee is reporting. “The loser of that competition will then take on Houston to host the following year’s Super Bowl, a league source said Tuesday. The location of both Super Bowls will be decided at the spring owners meeting in May.
“The next three Super Bowls will be played in New Orleans, New Jersey and Glendale, Ariz. respectively. The next one to be awarded has special meaning because it will be the 50th game played.
“Super Bowl L will be played in February 2016. Teams are required to play two full seasons in their new venues before hosting a Super Bowl, meaning that the 49ers will qualify if they begin playing in their new, $1.2 billion stadium in 2014 as expected. The building is currently ahead of schedule.”
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Kudos to my former colleague at The Chronicle, Editorial Page Editor John Diaz, who had the scoop on Sunday that the 49ers were finalists!
Just one Super Bowl has been held in the Bay Area: at Stanford Stadium in January 1985, when the 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. That year, I lived in South Florida — before moving to San Francisco later in the year to work at The Chronicle.
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