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Super Bowl L awarded to San Francisco

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Super Bowl L — or Super Bowl 50, if you prefer — has a home. It’ll be played in Santa Clara, in Levi’s Stadium, the future home of the San Francisco 49ers.

In voting by NFL owners at the spring meeting today in Boston, the Bay Area edged South Florida for the right to host the golden anniversary game in 2016. Owners voted to play the 2017 Super Bowl to Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

“It’s not a question of whether people wanted to come here in the past,” Daniel Lurie, head of the Bay Area’s bid committee, told Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.

“It’s the fact that we were missing one key thing, and that’s a place to play the greatest game. And we have that now. We have this tremendous facility going up very quickly that will be a great place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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