Santa Clara Stadium

Super Bowl L to be played in San Francisco; Houston to host LI

As was predicted by pretty much everyone, Super Bowl L will be played in San Francisco, and Super Bowl LI will be hosted by the city of Houston. Miami, the other city in the running for both Super Bowls, was shown the door after funding for improvements to Sun Life Stadium fell through.

Super Bowl L will be played at the yet-to-be-opened Santa Clara stadium in 2016. The stadium will also be the home to the San Francisco 49ers. The event will be held in the Bay Area for the first time since 1985.

Super Bowl LI will be played at Reliant Stadium the following year. The Super Bowl in 2017 will be the second time the event has been held at Reliant Stadium.

Miami is always a strong bidder to host a Super Bowl, but with so many state-of-the-art facilities popping up around the nation, it's unlikely Miami will win another bid until updates are made to the Dolphins' current home.

The added wrinkle that these selections have is that both the Texans and the 49ers are currently at the top of their respective division. This season's Super Bowl, to be played in New York, and the two aforementioned Super Bowls have the potential to field a team from the host city in the big game, something we've never seen before.

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