The San Francisco Bay Area will host its third Super Bowl after NFL owners approved the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium as the host site of the 2026 edition.

Levi's Stadium, located in Santa Clara, California, will host its second Super Bowl since opening in 2014.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said:

The Bay Area was an incredible host for Super Bowl 50, and we are thrilled to bring the Super Bowl back. We look forward to working with the 49ers and the Bay Area Host Committee to create an impactful Super Bowl LX in 2026 that showcases all the great things the region has to offer.

The venue saw the Denver Broncos triumph over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, which was the swan song of Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. It marked the first Super Bowl set in the Bay Area in over 30 years.

Niners owner and CEO Jed York said:

We are very, very excited to be back hosting a Super Bowl going into our 10th year at Levi's Stadium. I can't believe it's been 10 years already. It's an honour to bring an event like the Super Bowl to your town. These guys have worked so hard. I want to thank the ownership for believing in the Bay Area and this is going to be a great place for us to showcase the best of Northern California.

Las Vegas (Allegiant Stadium; LVIII) and New Orleans (Caesars Superdome; LIX) are set to host the next two championships before the NFL's return to the Bay Area.

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