With the San Francisco 49ers set to move into their new stadium in 2014, talks are beginning to heat up as to whether or not they might host a future Super Bowl. It seems to go hand-in-hand these days, that a new stadium, usually lands the franchise a Super Bowl within a couple of years.
The 49ers are reportedly in the running to host Super Bowl 50 in 2016, and it looks like they only have one other stadium to beat out for the honors. Sun Life Stadium in Miami is the other favorite to get the nod, but that’s pending stadium renovations. The NFL has said that Sun Life Stadium will need upgrades to host another Super Bowl, and there’s currently a bill in the Florida House to approve $350 million in renovations.
The approval process for the renovations will happen over the next 10 days, and if the bill doesn’t pass, it would seem that San Francisco is a lock to host SB 50. If everything does pan out, it will be the first time the Bay Area has hosted a SB since 1985, and it will be the first one in California since 2003.
If the 49ers are able to land the big game, it could be a huge thing for the franchise. Of course, there’s the honor and financial benefits to hosting a SB, but unlike most teams, the Niners could actually be playing in the game. This team hasn’t showed any indications that a decline is in the near future, and I fully expect them to be a championship caliber team for several more years. Will they be the first team to finally host a Super Bowl?
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