Chicago (AP) - South Florida and San Francisco -- actually Santa Clara, where the 49ers are building a new stadium -- will compete to host the 50th Super Bowl in 2016. The loser of that bid will compete with Houston for the 2017 game.
Some owners have said SunLife Stadium in Miami needs major upgrades before it should be considered for another Super Bowl; Miami has hosted the most NFL title games, 10.
"We understand the Dolphins and South Florida are looking at renovations and they do feel that is a large part of their bid," Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Houston has hosted two Super Bowls, the last in 2004. There was one Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area, at Palo Alto, Calif., in 1985.
"Nothing brings a region together like a Super Bowl," 49ers CEO Jed York said.