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Miami, Santa Clara to bid for 50th Super Bowl

New Santa Clara Stadium,  Jack Hill, Dave Masel AP

The NFL has narrowed it to two candidates for Super Bowl L, and the runner-up will bid against Houston for the following year.

The league announced that Miami and the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara would bid to host the 50th Super Bowl.

There was an earlier report that had New Orleans as part of the mix, but that’s apparently not the case.

Doug Tatum of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that New Orleans would likely bid for Super Bowl LII, which would coincide with the city’s tricentennial.

Going to California would follow with the league’s tendency to reward new stadiums with the chance to host the big game, while they’d likely expect upgrades to Sun Life Stadium (and wouldn’t be above using a huge carrot to leverage local money) if the milestone game went to South Florida.

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30 Responses to “Miami, Santa Clara to bid for 50th Super Bowl”
  1. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 16, 2012 8:24 PM

    who the hell cares about it.!!!!!!

  2. upperdecker19 says: Oct 16, 2012 8:26 PM

    Didn’t Goodell tell us fans that we want the Super Bowl in London?

  3. shootscuz says: Oct 16, 2012 8:28 PM

    The NFL loves new stadiums and will reward Santa Clara with a Super Bowl.

  4. footballer4ever says: Oct 16, 2012 8:28 PM

    Please, keep SB away from South Florida. Take it to London, Canada or even India.

  5. finswins says: Oct 16, 2012 8:36 PM

    Why all the hate for South Florida?? More SB’s there than anywhere else. Ya think maybe they know how to host a Super Bowl???

  6. gtodriver says: Oct 16, 2012 8:40 PM

    finswins says:

    Why all the hate for South Florida??

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    Crime rate…

  7. iced107 says: Oct 16, 2012 8:49 PM

    Crime rate…
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    Still safer than a Raider or SF game

  8. baloneyjohn says: Oct 16, 2012 8:52 PM

    Santa Clara is near Pelosi and all her freaks. The circus atmosphere of the Super Bowl will fit right in

  9. blazertop says: Oct 16, 2012 8:53 PM

    Nobody wants to go to Houston

  10. footballer4ever says: Oct 16, 2012 9:06 PM

    finswins says:

    Why all the hate for South Florida??

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    Crime rate…
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    Are the corrupted banana republic politicians, the infamous medicare fraud, the flaky “look at me , look at me” people good enough reason? If not, i can throw some valid facts out there too.

  11. troofbtold says: Oct 16, 2012 9:18 PM

    blazertop says:Oct 16, 2012 8:53 PMNobody wants to go to Houston

    There’s no There there.

  12. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 16, 2012 9:41 PM

    The NFL doesn’t want 50 in Bountyville? Shocker.

  13. footballer4ever says: Oct 16, 2012 9:43 PM

    finswins says:

    Why all the hate for South Florida??

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    Crime rate…
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    Corrupted Banana Republic politicians, medicare infested fraud activity, “look at me, look at me” superficial people. Are those good enough answers for ya!? If not, i can give you some more valid ones.

  14. upperdecker19 says: Oct 16, 2012 9:59 PM

    LA Coloseum. As much as I hate the place, going back to the place where it all started would be kind of neat……….why does the game that is supposed to be played at a neutral site have to be played at a stadium occupied by a current team?

  15. direwolf748 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:09 PM

    there is an amusement park right next to the new park in santa clara. how hard would it be to plan the week long super bowl festivities at an amusement park??

  16. justcuz15 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:09 PM

    Seattle

  17. pigskin28 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:10 PM

    Any good weather city outside of Miami. If they refuse to support their team why reward them with SBs?

  18. tramonisland says: Oct 16, 2012 10:15 PM

    Nobody better wear a Cowboy jersey if it’s in San Fran.

  19. geauxjay says: Oct 16, 2012 10:18 PM

    One day ago: several media outlets report that New Orleans will be a finalist for Super Bowl 50

    12 hours ago: a judge tells Goodell to show his evidence

    Now: New Orleans is out of the running for Super Bowl 50 AND Super Bowl 51

    Interesting timing.

  20. zehnerjet says: Oct 16, 2012 10:29 PM

    Why not Jacksonville?!? Where’s the love for my city?!?

  21. thenmoveback says: Oct 16, 2012 10:56 PM

    All the hate on Miami is because everyone hating lives in some cold crappy weather city. ( cough chi… Cough NY… ) great cities don’t get me wrong but the weather can’t hold miami jock strap. Sunny days and numerous babes.

  22. goldrush36 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:59 PM

    Santa Clara is a far cry from San Francisco. It isn’t even the overall city. Its the fact of just like every other metropolitan area there is a ghetto and unfortunately the stick is right smack in the middle of it and the new stadium is in the suburbs. Comparing the new stadium location to the current one is like comparing Beverly Hills to Compton. Now with that said I’m a tad confused.. earlier you guys reported it was down to Miami and New Orleans. What gives?

  23. footballer4ever says: Oct 16, 2012 11:05 PM

    “All the hate on Miami is because everyone hating lives in some cold crappy weather city”

    Yeah, that must be it. Doesn’t that fall off in the “look at me, look at me” criteria previously mentioned?? Thanks for proving that one. Who can help prove the other two points made?

  24. djaehne says: Oct 17, 2012 12:18 AM

    Miami has the best illegal drugs selling right on the street. Thats the number one reason the NFL always keeps them and New stinking Orleans.

  25. whitesheetz says: Oct 17, 2012 12:43 AM

    Most likely will be The Bay. If you look at it the NFL has basically black balled California from Super Bowls since SB XXXVII in San Diego. This is most likely because no Califonia based team/municipality has built a new stadium until now. If you don’t beleive this just take a look at what cities have hosted the bowl since the 2002 season when it was in San Diego. Miami has hosted mulitple times (XLI, XLIV) without the benefit of a new stadium and New Orleans will host this years without new facilities. All the other host sites had or will have new stadiums. So all in all, look for the league to end the California black ball.

  26. carlsbadboltfan says: Oct 17, 2012 1:27 AM

    Who are we kidding here? Bid for it? Santa Clara has this one. That’s not a shot at Miami. The NFL loves to have the Superbowl played in shiny new stadiums. Just don’t tell us there’s a “bidding process” going on.

  27. montsta says: Oct 17, 2012 3:09 AM

    Santa Clara would be an awesome site for the Super Bowl. Great weather, across the street from Great America. Google, Apple, Cisco, and Oracle HQ’s are all within 15 miles (corporate sponsorships) along with countless hotels in the Santa Clara area. 5 minutes from Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport. Shoreline amphitheater down the street for festivities. Easy access to 5 major highways. The Brass Rail stripclub is two exits down 237. It’s pretty much the ideal site. The only problem is it smells like garbage every time you drive through Alviso and Milpitas and they’re only 10 minutes away. Other than those, it’s perfect.

    I live close to there so hopefully the Panthers are good by that time so I can buy some tickets, but I won’t hold my breath on that part.

  28. teambringitstrong says: Oct 17, 2012 5:48 AM

    goldrush36 says: Oct 16, 2012 10:59 PM

    Santa Clara is a far cry from San Francisco. It isn’t even the overall city. Its the fact of just like every other metropolitan area there is a ghetto and unfortunately the stick is right smack in the middle of it and the new stadium is in the suburbs. Comparing the new stadium location to the current one is like comparing Beverly Hills to Compton. Now with that said I’m a tad confused.. earlier you guys reported it was down to Miami and New Orleans. What gives?
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    More south bay inferiority complex and greater ignorance and grasping at straws. No one said anything about playing at the ‘Stick and your BH and CPT comparison is more ignorance. As if Santa Clara is this pristine, crime free, drug free not over run by San Jose utopia. And good luck visitors with all the gangs and racial profiling by the PD.
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    baloneyjohn says: Oct 16, 2012 8:52 PM

    Santa Clara is near Pelosi and all her freaks. The circus atmosphere of the Super Bowl will fit right in
    Your name says it all.

  29. gtodriver says: Oct 17, 2012 7:08 AM

    thenmoveback says:

    “All the hate on Miami is because everyone hating lives in some cold crappy weather city.”

    I can live anywhere I want. I choose not to live in Miami for many reasons – including the weather.

    Four truly distinct seasons – is a wonderful thing.

  30. footballer4ever says: Oct 17, 2012 9:31 AM

    gtodriver said:
    “Four truly distinct seasons – is a wonderful thing.”

    Four truly distinc reasons not to live in miami.

    Crime, infamous corrupted politician lifestyle, low wages and a melting pot just in the brink of exploding at any given type. Miami, the once “beautiful” city. Enough said.

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