The Super Bowl will return to the San Francisco Bay Area for the third time overall and to Levi’s Stadium for the second time. The game’s most recent appearance there came in 2016 when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. That game was the final one of quarterback Peyton Manning’s Hall of Fame career.
The first Bay Area Super Bowl was in 1985 when the Joe Montana-led 49ers crushed the Miami Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.
That, however, was not the 49ers’ home stadium. They played within the confines of San Francisco at Kezar Stadium and then Candlestick Park until they relocated to Santa Clara for the 2015 season.
The announcement means fans know the locations of the following three Super Bowls. Super Bowl LVIII will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 10, 2024, and Super Bowl LIX will take place at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 9, 2015.
The 49ers will be vying to become the third team to win a Super Bowl on their home turf – provided the Raiders or Saints don’t beat them to it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did it in 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, while the Los Angeles Rams did it the next February at So-Fi Stadium. The Buccaneers’ victory gave Tom Brady a record seven Super Bowl titles.