Many people know that San Francisco is home for the Golden Gate Bridge. Well on Tuesday San Francisco became golden in another way.
According to NFL.com, on Tuesday National Football League owners voted to award Super Bowl L to San Francisco. The city beat out Miami to host the historic game. According to San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, being awarded Super Bowl L all became possible due to the people.
“It’s a testament to everybody in the Bay Area,” 49ers owner Jed York said in an interview. “The city of Santa Clara came together, obviously San Francisco stepped up for the Super Bowl; San Jose has been a big part of this, and I think you’re going to see everybody from Napa all the way to Monterey step up for this. … Sports are supposed to bring people together; they bring communities together, and nothing emphasizes that more than the Bay Area hosting Super Bowl L.”
The last time the city of San Francisco was awarded a Super Bowl was Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium where the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins 38-16. However, that wasn’t the only other news on the Super Bowl front.
Also, owners voted to award Super Bowl LI to Houston. This isn’t the first time Houston has hosted a Super Bowl as they hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII where the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers in 2004. To Houston Texans owner Bob McNair Super Bowl LI will be better even the Super Bowl XXXVIII was a wonderful experience.
“We had a wonderful time in 2004. … I think we are even better prepared this time,” Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said in response to the news. “It is just going to be a wonderful celebration. We just look forward to having people from all over the world come to Houston.”
There is one other thing to take note here. Houston also beat out Miami for Super Bowl LI. The reason is that the Dolphins couldn’t secure public funding for stadium upgrades.
So, if your city is going to have any chance at hosting a Super Bowl your favorite team better have a top notch stadium or it’s going to get passed over no matter how many Super Bowls you have hosted.