San Francisco's Bid For Super Bowl Does Not Mention Santa Clara
San Francisco won't host the Super Bowl, but the city is doing the bidding.
The 49ers hope to host Super Bowl L in the team's shiny new Santa Clara stadium.
If San Francisco city leaders have their way, they'll host Super Bowl L -- that's 50 -- in 2016.
The game would be played in the South Bay city of Santa Clara, but ssh -- that's their dirty little secret.
The bid for the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium to play host to professional football's biggest event -- and the most-watched television program in the United States -- makes scant mention of the game's actual host site, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
The event's Twitter hashtag is #SFSuperBowl, the logo is a goalpost meant to look like the Golden Gate Bridge, and the events' main booster is Mayor Ed Lee, the newspaper reported. Santa Clara mayor Jamie Matthews? On the sidelines.
A joint Super Bowl bid between San Francisco and the 49ers was one of the terms under which the team agreed to exit its lease with the city early, the newspaper reported.
If the 49ers depart in May 2014, they owe San Francisco $1 million. For $4.2 million more, they can leave on Jan. 31, 2014, the newspaper reported.
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