It’s been six years since the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Super Bowl, and the team is already looking to bring the NFL’s biggest game back to the Bay Area.
When Super Bowl 50 was played at Levy Stadium in February 2016, it was the first time in 31 years that the game had been played anywhere near the Bay Area. The 49ers definitely don’t want to wait that long to host another Super Bowl, so the franchise is trying to convince the NFL that it should host another game in the very near future.
So how soon could this happen? Team president Al Guido revealed this week that the 49ers hope to have another Super Bowl in the next five years.
“We’re in talks with the NFL and all of our partners about the possibility of bringing Super Bowl 60 and/or 61 back to the Bay Area and Levi’s Stadium,” Guido said at the 49ers’ annual State of the Franchise event. via 49ersWebzone.com.
The venue for the Super Bowl has been fixed for the next three seasons, but after that it will be up in the air. Here’s a look at where the next three Super Bowls will be played:
Super Bowl LVII (February 12, 2023): Phoenix (Fox)
Super Bowl LVIII (February 11, 2024): Las Vegas (CBS)
Super Bowl LIX (February 9, 2025): New Orleans (Fox)
If the 49ers are able to host the Super Bowl LX, it will be played in February 2026. If they win Super Bowl LXI, that means they will host the Super Bowl in February 2027. In any case, they will be able to host the Super Bowl. Chalice in the next five years.
When Levice Stadium hosted the Super Bowl to end the 2015 season, the Broncos defeated the Panthers 24–10 in Peyton Manning’s final game. The Super Bowl had not been played anywhere near the Bay since January 1985, when the 49ers beat the Dolphins in a game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, about 30 miles from San Francisco.
It’s unclear when the NFL’s 32 owners will vote for Super Bowl LX or LXI host cities, but the league likes to be three years ahead of the curve, so it’s no surprise that voting will take place within the next 12 years. months.
While the 49ers won’t likely hear any Super Bowl-related news for at least a few months, they’ll get big news on Thursday. The 49ers have applied to host multiple games at Levy Stadium during the 2026 World Cup and the team will know on Thursday if its bid was successful.