San Francisco and Houston will host 2016, 2017 Super Bowls

5/21/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - San Francisco and Houston will host 2016, 2017 Super BowlsThe NFL announced Monday that they have awarded Super Bowl L to San Francisco, and Super Bowl LI to Houston.

The two cities beat out Miami, who were in search of their record-breaking 11th Super Bowl. Florida Legislature would not provide the necessary funds to renovate Miami's Sun Life Stadium, which may have contributed to their defeat in the voting. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross claims that the stadium needs $350 million in renovations, but does not want to pay for them on his own.

San Francisco will host the 2016 Super Bowl in their brand new Santa Clara stadium, which is expected to open in 2014. It will be the first Super Bowl hosted by the area since 1985. Coincidentally enough, two of the teams involved in this year's voting participated in that Super Bowl - the 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38-16.

Houston's Reliant Stadium has seen the Super Bowl recently, hosting it in 2004. The New England Patriots won one of the more exciting Super Bowls over the Carolina Panthers that season, topping them 32-29.

The two Super Bowls between now and 2016 will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (the first ever cold weather Super Bowl), and at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Each of the next four Super Bowls will be played in a stadium that is less than 15 years old.
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5/22/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

still many years to come!