The NFL’s owners voted on Tuesday to award the 2016 Super Bowl to the Bay Area (Santa Clarita to be exact), where the San Francisco 49ers will have a new home starting next season. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the 2016 decision, the San Francisco bid committee erupted in an outburst of approval. They then followed that with a champagne toast.
The Santa Clarita venue will be called Levi’s Stadium, and will host the Bay Area’s first Super Bowl since 1985.
The stadium is being billed as the most technologically-advanced venue in the world which is interesting because on Tuesday the NFL made a $400 million deal with Microsoft to “upgrade the fan viewing experience.” Levi’s Stadium will likely be the first cashless, ticketless venue in NFL championship history and it will also have WiFi capability for 75,000 people.
Super Bowl L (which just looks weird so I’m calling it Super Bowl 50), was just one of two big games awarded on Tuesday, Houston also won the bid for Super ...