The San Francisco 49ers attempt to bring Super Bowl 50 to the team’s new stadium in Santa Clara got a boost on Thursday with the additions of Steve Young and George Seifert to the bid committee. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee made the announcement on Thursday in a press conference at City Hall.
Young and Seifert will travel to Boston on May 21 with the rest of the 49ers Super Bowl bid committee to make a presentation in front of NFL owners. Both former 49ers legends have experience in the Super Bowl and together they won Super Bowl XXXII in 1995, with Young as the starting QB and Seifert the head coach. In that game, Young threw a Super Bowl-record six touchdown passes.
If the 49ers win the bid to host the Super Bowl in 2016 the game will played at their new stadium in Santa Clara, however, all of the festivities leading up to the game will take place in San Francisco. The other finalist to host Super Bowl L is Sun Life Stadium where the Miami Dolphins play home games.
Should the city of San Francisco win the bid to host Super Bowl L, it will be the second time in NFL history the Bay Area hosted the championship game. Super Bowl XIX in 1985 was played at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California.