In January 1967, the respective champions of the rival AFL and NFL American Football leagues met at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the first AFL-NFL Championship Game. The Vince Lombardi-coached Green Bay Packers dominated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 and thus, the Super Bowl was born. The game would adopt the now iconic moniker in 1970. That coincided with the merger between the two leagues to create the modern NFL. Originally played in January, the Super Bowl has been played on one of the first two Sundays of February since 2004.
The last major milestone in Super Bowl history was Super Bowl 50. It was held at Levi's Stadium, home of the 49ers, and won by Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos. Super Bowl 60 is set to take place in 2026. Furthermore, the Bay Area is pegged to play host to another major milestone.
Sources Expect Bay Area Super Bowl
According to sources who spoke to ESPN, Levi's Stadium is expected to be named the host of Super Bowl 60. This will be finalized during next week's NFL Owners Meeting in Minneapolis. This comes after conversations at the NFL League meetings in March all but confirmed the bid's success. The Niners also sought a $120 million loan from the league to make renovations to Levi's Stadium. The upgrades to premier seating areas and scoreboard are being done in regard to both the 2026 World Cup and the potential of hosting future Super Bowls.
Super Bowl 60 will become the third future Super Bowl with a confirmed location. Super Bowl 58 (2024) is scheduled to be hosted at the Raiders' Allegiant Stadium in Nevada. Meanwhile, Super Bowl 59 (2025) will be held at the Ceasers Superdome in New Orleans. If San Francisco is confirmed as the host of Super Bowl 60, it will mark just the third time the NFL's biggest game has come to the Bay Area. As mentioned, Super Bowl 50 was held at Levi's Stadium in 2016. However, the area also hosted Super Bowl 19 in 1985. That game, contested by the 49ers and Dolphins, was played at Stanford Stadium. Furthermore, a San Francisco Super Bowl would be the third Super Bowl held in the Western United States since 2020. How do you feel about San Francisco hosting the Super Bowl? Let us know in the comments.