SANTA CLARA, Calif. — At the NFL league conferences in March, the San Francisco 49ers were positive they would be bringing the Super Bowl back to Levi’s Stadium.
Barring an unexpected modification of instructions, that self-confidence will be rewarded at the spring owners conferences in Minneapolis next week. There, the 49ers’ quote for Super Bowl 60 in 2026 is slated to be authorized by the NFL, a league source stated, verifying a report by Sports Business Journal.
“If the Bay Area has the opportunity, we would be honored to host Super Bowl LX,” 49ers president Al Guido stated in a declaration.
Should the Bay Area quote be accepted, it would bring the Super Bowl back to Levi’s Stadium for the very first time because the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 and be the 3rd Super Bowl played in the Bay Area. The Niners beat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX, a video game that was dipped into Stanford Stadium in 1985.
Niners executives have actually been positive about bringing the Super Bowl back to Levi’s for the previous couple of months. At the March league conferences in Phoenix, the Niners looked for a $120 million loan from the NFL’s arena fund to make enhancements to Levi’s Stadium.
That cash is slated to approach premium seating and scoreboard upgrades at Levi’s with an eye towards the 2026 World Cup and strengthening their position for future Super Bowls.
Niners president Jed York was passionate about the opportunities of another effective Super Bowl quote.
“My optimism is very high,” York stated on March 28. “I feel very confident that we’re going to get a Super Bowl in the near future. And it would be great to get Super Bowl 60 after hosting Super Bowl 50. … It would be fantastic to be able to bring that game, certainly after bringing the World Cup to Levi’s Stadium and having the Super Bowl to follow that. Those are two truly the largest sporting events in the world, and having those back-to-back would be fantastic.”