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San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium to Host Super Bowl LX



Super Bowl LX

The Super Bowl is headed back to the Bay Area, as the San Francisco 49ers have been awarded the bid to host Super Bowl LX at Levi’s Stadium in February 2026, the league announced on Monday.

The bid was formally approved by NFL ownership during the league’s spring meetings in Minnesota on Monday. The league has changed its process for bidding on the Super Bowl in recent years, generally picking a frontrunner ahead of time and working with that city for a specific year.

The San Francisco area has held the Super Bowl twice before. Super Bowl XIX was held at Stanford Stadium in 1985, with the 49ers beating the Miami Dolphins, 38-16 — one of three times in NFL history a team played in a Super Bowl in its home market.

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California first hosted Super Bowl 50 in 2016, with the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.

This year, Super Bowl LVIII will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2025, it will go to the Ceasars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

There appears to be more competition for the bid to host Super Bowl LXI in 2027, with both Miami and Los Angeles both looking to host the game.

The Miami area has held 11 games, the most for now. New Orleans will tie that mark in 2025. The Los Angeles area has held eight games, the third-most, and just recently hosted in 2022.

Levi’s Stadium is the second-northernmost open-air venue to host a Super Bowl. Only MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which hosted Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, is farther north. Kickoff temperature for the game at Levi’s Stadium in 2016 was 76 degrees.

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