Super Bowl Host Sites Face Off

By Violeta Yas, AccuWeather broadcaster
11/15/2012 1:26:26 PM

Two cities have been named finalists for a chance to host the Super Bowl's 50th Anniversary in 2016.

Super Bowl Sunday is considered by many to be an unofficial American holiday. It is also frequently the most watched American T.V. broadcast of the year.

So finding a host city for the Super Bowl's 50th anniversary will be no easy feat, although the Super Bowl Host Committee has narrowed their search to two finalists: South Florida and Santa Clara, CA.

South Florida has hosted a record 10 Super Bowls, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has warned about some needed upgrades to Sun Life Stadium, which turned 25-years-old in October. In fact, Miami's tropical climate got the best of Sun Life Stadium during its last hosted Super Bowl, as the NFL was none too pleased with the heavy rain that spoiled the 2007 contest.

Miami is one of the warmest areas in the country during the first week of February, although both areas boast rather pleasant weather.


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That means there will be stiff competition with the state-of-the-art, $1.2 billion stadium that the 49'ers are currently building in Santa Clara, CA.

The host site will be chosen sometime next year, although the good news is that the runner-up will be in contention with Houston to host the 2017 Super Bowl.