The proponents of a proposed stadium plan in Santa Clara, California have a new feather in their cap.
The NFL Super Bowl Advisory Committee has notified the 49ers that it “supports the plan to build a new stadium in Santa Clara and will support and encourage a Super Bowl bid for a game to be played in the proposed new stadium.”
Voters in Santa Clara will choose to accept or reject the stadium plan on June 8, and this news can be used in support of the measure.
The statement isn’t a promise to hold a future Super Bowl, but it’s pretty close.
New stadiums in Houston, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Dallas all were awarded Super Bowls for the first time after building new stadiums. Super Bowl XIX was played in the Bay Area at Stanford Stadium.