San Francisco, Houston Awarded Super Bowls L & LI #SB50 #SB51 Brandon Caldwell May 21, 2013 Sports Get your travel plans ready to head West in 2016 & the Lone Star State in 2017 if you plan on attending the biggest sporting event in the world. The NFL owners voted today to award Super Bowl L (50) & Super Bowl LI (51) to San Francisco & Houston respectively. The San Francisco plan blew away NFL owners with the idea that the brand new stadium following the 2014 season in the Santa Clara area. Miami was the other candidate for the prestigious 50th Super Bowl which will take place in February 2016. After losing out to San Fran, attention turned to Super Bowl LI and the final host cities between Miami & Houston. Without public backing for renovations to Sun Life Stadium, the Miami group was shut out to Houston who is building the world’s largest indoor video board in a plan for more renovations to Reliant Stadium. Said owner Bob McNair in an interview with NFL Network, “I didn’t tell Jerry (Cowboys owner Jerry Jones) about the size of our board until after he voted for us.” The state of the decaying Astrodome played no factor in the final decision. Miami, a constant bidder was looking to host the game for the 11th time, breaking a tie with New Orleans for the all-time lead. Next season the game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and in 2015 the game will be played in Arizona. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.