May 20, 02013
NFL owners will vote on the destination for Super Bowls L and LI on Tuesday in Boston.
That’s Super Bowls 50 and 51.
Houston, Miami and San Francisco are all in the mix. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the bid committees will have 15 minutes to make a pitch to owners. NFL staff members will then summarize the proposals for 15 minutes before the owners of the three franchises in those cities speak for five minutes each.
Then, it goes to ballot for Super Bowl L between Miami and San Francisco and the winner must receive 75 percent of the vote.
After a winner is determined, the loser of the Super Bowl L vote will then be put to a vote against Houston as the destination for Super Bowl LI. The results will be announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at 2 p.m. Tuesday on NFL Network.
The new stadium the 49ers are getting coupled with stadium issues for the Dolphins make San Francisco a favorite in the minds of many for Super Bowl L. But there is a strong history of Super Bowls in Miami. We’ll see how this shakes out.
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