The Super Bowl will return to the Bay Area in 2026 at the home of the San Francisco 49ers, following a vote of approval by NFL owners Monday at their spring meetings.
This will be the third time for the big game in the Bay Area. Levi’s Stadium, which opened in Santa Clara in 2014, also hosted Super Bowl 50 when Denver beat Carolina. The 49ers won Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto when they beat Miami after the 1984 season. The 2026 game will be Super Bowl LX.
Niners team president Al Guido said he hopes the NFL’s decision to return to the Bay Area 10 years after the last Super Bowl here is a sign that the region will be part of the regular rotation along with other western cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas. .
“We needed a facility that was the size and scale that this one was,” Guido said. “A lot of changes have happened around the facility and around the Bay in general. I think organizing this now in a competitive process 10 years after we organized the first one, when there are other major markets that will continue to host, both SoFi Stadium, Allegiant Stadium, a lot has changed since we organized. I think this sets us up for future Super Bowls. We have to move this forward.”
Guido said there will be some changes from Super Bowl 50 with more events in San Francisco moving from downtown to the waterfront closer to where the Golden State Warriors built their new stadium near the San Francisco Giants ballpark.
Both facilities are likely to be used for events this time with the opening ceremony expected to be held at the Chase Center.
The Super Bowl will be part of a big 2026 for the Bay Area and Levi’s Stadium, which will also host World Cup games that summer.
“(It will be) an incredible year for our region,” said Bay Area Host Committee President and CEO Zaileen Janmohamed. “It is the same year that San Francisco turns 250 and it is also the year that we will host the FIFA World Cup matches. So with the addition of hosting Super Bowl LX, we have this incredible opportunity that really doesn’t exist anywhere else to unite the entire region with the sport through multiple sporting events. I’m ready and excited.”
The next Super Bowl is scheduled for February 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Super Bowl LIX will be played at the New Orleans Superdome in 2025.
The league also announced Monday that the 2025 draft will take place in Green Bay. Detroit will host the 2024 edition, after it was held in Kansas City this year.