Less than four months after the Bay Area’s football team returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in a generation, the Super Bowl is returning to the Bay Area.
The league has announced that Super Bowl L will be played at the 49ers’ to-be-opened home in Santa Clara, which will be named Levi’s Stadium. Technically, the host city is San Francisco, since all associated events will be conducted there. (We’ll call the location San Franciscoclara, at least until we get bored with that. Maybe a little longer.)
The game will be played in February 2016, capping the second season of play at the new venue.
The vote means that Miami lost in the head-to-head bid against San Francisco, just like the Dolphins did against the 49ers in Super Bowl XIX, played at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.
It also means that Miami will now take on Houston for the ability to host Super Bowl LI.