49ers to Bid on Hosting Super Bowl 50

Team is scheduled to break ground on its new Santa Clara stadium Thursday.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Sunday, Apr 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:31 AM PDT
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The San Francisco 49ers plan to break ground on a new South Bay stadium Thursday and then the team will bid to host Super Bowl 50.

A team source told The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows that the 49ers will bid to have the February 2016 Super Bowl played in the yet-to-be named Santa Clara stadium.

If the team loses out on hosting the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, the source said the 49ers would request to host the following year's game.

The next three Super Bowls will be played in New Orleans, New Jersey and Arizona. The next game to be awarded is the 2016 game.

The process to have the Super Bowl played in your stadium will begin this summer with interested cities formally submitting an application to the Super Bowl Advisory Committee.

The 49ers hope to have the new 68,500 seat stadium open in time for the start of the 2014 season.
 

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