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

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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.

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31 Responses to “San Fran could be in contention to host Super Bowl L or Super Bowl LI”
  1. 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?

  2. sportsmeccabi says: Oct 15, 2012 9:31 AM

    They can have Super Bowl L, because we all know they won’t have a Super Bowl W.

  3. Uncle Charlie says: Oct 15, 2012 9:32 AM

    Over/Under on stabbings and assaults for this one? I love you Foosball fans.

  4. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Oct 15, 2012 9:38 AM

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

  5. paulrg77 says: Oct 15, 2012 9:57 AM

    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.

  6. tommysaint1 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:03 AM

    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.

  7. sultan420 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:06 AM

    This sounds logical for the NFL. Someone gets stabbed, they get a bowl

  8. polegojim says: Oct 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    Cool looking stadium.

    But will the 49er schizo performance be remedied by then?

  9. garonm says: Oct 15, 2012 10:28 AM

    “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.

  10. garonm says: Oct 15, 2012 10:29 AM

    Not to mention this stabbing was Niner fans attacking other Niner fans… total gang related bull!

  11. stairwayto7 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:35 AM

    That is when an NFL player or media person gets stabbed by a drunk 49er fan when their team only wins 6 games that season!

  12. realitypolice says: Oct 15, 2012 10:49 AM

    Am I the only person in the world who doesn’t care where the Super Bowl is?

  13. mjkelly77 says: Oct 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    Why not let Jim Hairbough present the bid? He’ll whine his way to a yes.

  14. mmsierra says: Oct 15, 2012 11:05 AM

    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

  15. mazblast says: Oct 15, 2012 11:15 AM

    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.

  16. damnskins703 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:22 AM

    Damn makin me go on google to find out what L and LI means

  17. steelersownyou says: Oct 15, 2012 11:37 AM

    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!!!

  18. zaggs says: Oct 15, 2012 11:37 AM

    And they thought security at Superbowl XXV was tight.

  19. briang123 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:46 AM

    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.

  20. starfan79 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:52 AM

    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.

  21. aces79 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:00 PM

    thats the closest 49ers would get to a superbowl with Greg Roman and Alex Smith still there!

  22. jimw81 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:34 PM

    super bowl L should be played at the rose bowl.

  23. chazzmon says: Oct 15, 2012 12:50 PM

    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.

  24. 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…

  25. gridironmike says: Oct 15, 2012 1:25 PM

    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?

  26. granadafan says: Oct 15, 2012 1:40 PM

    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.

  27. droyer85 says: Oct 15, 2012 2:31 PM

    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.

  28. indyspeedo says: Oct 15, 2012 2:36 PM

    Fans are not safe there for a regular season game and the fact that the NFL would consider having it there is laughable.

  29. bayarea510 says: Oct 15, 2012 5:50 PM

    @ 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.

  30. footballer4ever says: Oct 15, 2012 10:40 PM

    Give SB L to London already!

  31. southpaw2k says: Oct 16, 2012 2:17 PM

    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…

    ———————————————-

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

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