Silicon Valley’s quest to host Super Bowl 50 has officially begun, and leaders throughout the area have begun promoting the San Francisco 49er’s new stadium in Santa Clara as a potential site for the event.“This is the best place to host Super Bowl 50,” said Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews. “We have the best weather, great people, great companies, and we are all going to be working hard to make sure this becomes a reality.”The Bay Area has not hosted a Super Bowl since Super Bowl 19 when the San Francisco 49er’s defeated the Miami Dolphins at Sanford Stadium in Palo Alto.
“This bid will be won by showing the NFL that the Bay Area can work together to make this happen,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. “We can prove that our transportation system will accommodate those traveling to the game, and our hotels and restaurants will provide the finest service. We can smell Super Bowl 50. It is within our reach. However, Super Bowl 50 is not our only goal. We want to be in the rotation of areas that get to host the Super Bowl.” Currently, there are about 1,000 people working on building the stadium and they come from all over the Bay Area.
“This facility will help our economy, and shine a light on our region,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, “We are all fully committed to making this happen.”
Silicon Valley’s biggest competitor to host Super Bowl 50 is Miami, which has hosted the game 10 times.
“It is going to take a lot of hard work but we will get this done,” said San Francisco 49er’s CEO Jed York. “There are many advances being made with this stadium. It will be the first stadium that will be able to be powered by the sun, and it is the only stadium certified by the NFL.
The Santa Clara Stadium is about 35 percent done and those working on it believe that much more work will be done this summer.