|Will the Super Bowl L trophy be raised in San Francisco's new stadium? The Bay Area hopes so. (Getty)|
That's the word from the Sacramento Bee, which reports that the 49ers want their new $1.02 billion stadium to play host to the Super Bowl in February 2016.
The new stadium will be located in Santa Clara, and since an NFL team has to play in a stadium for two seasons before a Super Bowl can be played there, that stadium would have to be ready for the start of the 49ers 2014 season.
As the Bee notes, interested cities can begin applying to the Super Bowl Advisory Committee to bid, and in October, the committee will decide on finalists. The NFL then likely will announce the winner of Super Bowl L in May 2013.
It'll be interesting, though, to see if Los Angeles can secure an NFL team in the next few years, because the league placing Super Bowl L in L.A, the site of Super Bowl I, would make plenty of sense (symbolically, at least).
If San Francisco ultimately doesn't win the right to host the Super Bowl in 2016, the 49ers would apply to play host to Super Bowl LI.
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