Getting the Super Bowl to a city is a pretty lengthy process. Back in 2013, San Francisco was chosen to have the honor of hosting the league’s 50th Super Bowl. We’re going to San Francisco! There’s a certain symmetry to the selection, given that the first ever Super Bowl was also held in California. It’s a nice nod to history.
Usually, warmer weather states and stadiums have much greater chances of hosting the Big Game given their favorable playing conditions. Even though snow games are fun to watch, it makes traveling to a game easier and safer in a milder climate. California, for example, has hosted the Super Bowl on eight separate occasions. Finalists for this Super Bowl were the narrowed down to New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Florida’s Sun Life Stadium, and the San Francisco Bay Area’s Levi’s Stadium in 2012. The Bay Area’s 1.2 billion dollar stadium, which opened in 2014, won out. Florida, the other finalist, wasn’t able to pay for new renovations the NFL required. Watch the San Francisco Super Bowl bid feature here. That new Levi’s Stadium is truly an amazing place!
To cap off the 2015 football season in grand style, Super Bowl 50, or the Golden Bowl, will be a “spectacular” event as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. Groundwork for the extravaganza began years before the game was held. The Bay Area plans to showcase the best of the area’s nine counties including, famous landmarks, food, arts, wine, tech, and of course, football. But, the way this season is going, it seems unlikely the 49ers will be able to play in their home stadium for the game. So the curse lives on another year!
The actual stadium is located in Santa Clara California, but the home city of the 49er is San Francisco. It’s a bit of a drive to get from the city to the stadium, but it’s worth it. The Bay Area is planning construction of a fan village called the Super Bowl City which will be erected eight days before the Big Game. With Silicon Valley so near, organizers are placing an emphasis on technology and the immersive nature of the new Levi’s Stadium. The interactive park, NFL Experience, will include games and a history of the football. Other events are planned for surrounding areas including Santa Clara and San Jose, as this is a celebration for the entire Bay Area. Venues, sponsors, and activities will continued to be planned throughout the year to prepare for the influx of football fans.
Super Bowl 50 will be played at the Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara California on February 7th 2016. Tickets for Super Bowl 50 are available for groups or individuals! We can’t wait to go!