By Robert Haugh
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Super Bowl 60 will likely be played in Santa Clara in February 2026.
At next week’s NFL owners’ meetings, the bid is likely to be accepted, a league source said Thursday in a report by Eric Branch.
Branch writes that “CEO Jed York had recently indicated that the 49ers were likely to host the event.”
Kudos to Branch but Santa Clara News Online has great sources, too. (And ours never tried to steal the Youth Soccer Park).
This is great news for the Mission City, but it’s going to be a challenging year because FIFA World Cup games will be played here later in 2026.
There are reports that a lot of NFL cities passed on Super Bowl 60.
According to Ben Fischer in the Sports Business Journal: “Sources say Levi’s Stadium and the S.F. Bay Area have been in discussions with the NFL about that year, which is known to have lower demand because so many NFL venues are also hosting FIFA World Cup matches that summer.”
Maybe those cities don’t think they can handle multiple huge events in one year.
Let’s hope we can.
But there are reasons to be concerned with the 49ers recently firing and hiring decisions.