San Fran could be in contention to host Super Bowl L or Super Bowl LI

Though after Sunday’s loss to the Giants it looks like the 49ers remain farther away from the Super Bowl than previously believed, the team’s new stadium could be closing in on a date with an NFL title game.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the NFL will announce on Monday whether the Super Bowl could return to Northern California for the first time since Stanford Stadium hosted Super Bowl XIX, which the 49ers won over the Dolphins.

The new 49ers stadium, which is being constructed in Santa Clara, could be in contention for Super Bowl L (in early 2016) or Super Bowl LI (in early 2017).

The next three Super Bowls already have been set:  Super Bowl XLVII will be played in New Orleans, Super Bowl XLVIII will come to New Jersey, and Arizona will host Super Bowl XLIX.

Per the Chronicle, the 49ers and San Francisco have quietly been putting together a bid to host the Super Bowl, with the city after which the team is named taking the lead, even though the team will be playing in a different city.

The league is expected to award Super Bowl L in May 2013.  Some regard Dallas as the favorite to host the 50th edition of the game, given the immense size of the team’s stadium.

31 responses to “San Fran could be in contention to host Super Bowl L or Super Bowl LI

  1. I think we’re way past the point of Roman numerals looking silly for the Super Bowl now. Why can’t they simply be called “Super Bowl 47” and so on? Who do we need to petition to have that changed?

  2. That should work out good for everyone. We have amazing massage parlors in the south bay

  3. How about NOT giving it to Dallas due to their immense screw up when they hosted the game two years ago. As much as they would like to put as many people in seats as they can for this landmark game, it’s only effective if those people actually, um, have seats to sit in.

  4. Don’t people get stabbed outside that stadium and they now have to have undercover cops dress in opposing team colors to arrest the criminal fans they have there?
    New Orleans doesn’t even have that kind of crime near the Dome. That’s right Cowilherd, as always you are just wrong.

  5. “Don’t people get stabbed outside that stadium and they now have to have undercover cops dress in opposing team colors to arrest the criminal fans they have there?
    New Orleans doesn’t even have that kind of crime near the Dome. That’s right Cowilherd, as always you are just wrong.”

    It’s a new stadium that’s being built in Santa Clara next to Magic Mountain. The stabbings that have happened are all gang related. The stadium now, is in the middle of the ghetto so those types of people won’t be at the new stadium. The price of seats are too high and they don’t have cars to get there. Great move by the Niners pulling out of that crappy location before they turned completely into Raiders style fans. It sucks when the actions of a few morons ruins it for the good hearted fans.

  6. tommysaint1 says:
    Oct 15, 2012 10:03 AM
    Don’t people get stabbed outside that stadium
    ===========================

    The Super bowl would NOT be at Candlestick park
    It would be at the new stadium in the suburbs
    Big difference

    At least it won’t snow or hail for the Super Bowl
    No hurricanes either

  7. Sure, Dallas deserves to host a Super Bowl, since Jerryworld did such a great job of hosting the game the last time. Ask all those fans whose tickets were declared invalid because “Big D” couldn’t get the temporary seating done right and on time.

    Awarding another Super Bowl to Dallas is a case of Goodell sucking up to one of his mouthier bosses.

  8. I wanna know how ray lewis managed to get out to sf to stab someone in the west coast for a 430 game when he was playing on the east coast??? Thatguy is amazing!!!

  9. Let’s not forget that Super Bowl XXXIX that was played in Jacksonville was originally awarded to the new stadium in San Francisco that of course never got built.

  10. It was not the cowboys fault the Super Bowl was not seated properly. If you morons read through the whole story the NFL approved the company that installed the seats for that Super Bowl and when they ran out of supplies and could not finish the job they just left. There wasn’t time to find another vendor. You think that will happen again? Jerry Jones will have those seats installed permanently to get L.

  11. Did Miami’s crappy old stadium get them out of the mix? Too bad, Miami’s a great spot. By the way no such thing as hurricanes in February.

  12. southpaw2k says:
    Oct 15, 2012 9:28 AM
    I think we’re way past the point of Roman numerals looking silly for the Super Bowl now. Why can’t they simply be called “Super Bowl 47″ and so on? Who do we need to petition to have that changed?
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    C’mon, man, everybody still uses Roman numerals. 49er fans should be more worried about their team after the XXVI-III loss yesterday. And did you notice that Frisco, Arizona and Seattle are all IV-II, and the Rams are right behind them at III-III? Also, what happened to that great Houston D last night? How did they let Green Bay score XLII points on them? Wish they played that 2 weeks ago when my fantasy opponent had them and they scored II defensive TDs…. enough of this. I have to get back to obsessing over whether or not my Panthers can recover from this I-IV start…

  13. Let’s also not forget that SB XIX was scheduled to be played in the new San Fran stadium that was never built and had to be moved to Palo Alto. How about building the stadium first, and then bidding on a Super Bowl?

  14. To heck with cold weather locations like Detroit and New York. It doesn’t matter that the game in Detroit would be in a dome, it’s also the experience surrounding the stadium and no one wants to be partying in an ice storm. Here’s hoping the Santa Clara 49ers get the Superbowl! I was there at Super Bowl XIX when the 49ers won what was essentially a home game at Stanfurd stadium. Now, the game is only for corporate sponsors, so-called VIPs, celebrities, politicians, 1%ers, and other owners. The real fans are given a token 1000 seats or so.

  15. Well as the Cowboys, Colts, Saints, (most recent SB hosts) and every other team that has hosted the super bowl found out; the 49ers should realize that whatever season they do host it, they are doomed before it starts.

  16. @ garonm The new 49er Stadium is actually next to the “Great America” Theme park. Magic Mountain is 6 hours south near LA.

    @ gridironmike- They are already building the new stadium. It’s already 20% completed. So the Stadium not being built in time is not going to be an issue. It is suppose to be open for the 2014 season.

  17. jgedgar70 says:
    Oct 15, 2012 12:56 PM
    southpaw2k says:
    Oct 15, 2012 9:28 AM
    I think we’re way past the point of Roman numerals looking silly for the Super Bowl now. Why can’t they simply be called “Super Bowl 47″ and so on? Who do we need to petition to have that changed?
    ______
    C’mon, man, everybody still uses Roman numerals. 49er fans should be more worried about their team after the XXVI-III loss yesterday. And did you notice that Frisco, Arizona and Seattle are all IV-II, and the Rams are right behind them at III-III? Also, what happened to that great Houston D last night? How did they let Green Bay score XLII points on them? Wish they played that 2 weeks ago when my fantasy opponent had them and they scored II defensive TDs…. enough of this. I have to get back to obsessing over whether or not my Panthers can recover from this I-IV start…

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    I guess you’re right. But then, shouldn’t the team in San Francisco be known as the XLIXers?

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