The San Francisco 49ers, who will break ground on their new $1.2 billion stadium Thursday, are planning to bid for Super Bowl L, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday, citing sources.
Teams are required to play two full seasons in a new venue before they are eligible to host a Super Bowl and the 49ers are reportedly confident the stadium will be ready for the 2014 season. Super Bowl L will be played in February, 2016.
If San Francisco was to win the bid it would make for a bit of symmetry for the NFL as Super Bowl I was held in California, in Los Angeles in 1967.
The Super Bowl Advisory Committee will begin accepting applications from interested cities for Super Bowl L in the summer, before deciding on finalists in October.