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.