49ers, Levi's Stadium to officially host Super Bowl in 2026

Levi's Stadium during Super Bowl 50
Levi's Stadium during Super Bowl 50 / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

While rumors had surfaced, Levi's Stadium will officially play host to Super Bowl LX in February of 2026.

The San Francisco 49ers' home venue of Levi's Stadium was the host venue to Super Bowl 50 back in February of 2016 in which the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24-10.

After 10 years of waiting, Levi's Stadium will again host the biggest game on the largest stage.

Reports already surfaced that the Niners' home venue could potentially host Super Bowl LX in February of 2026, particularly those reported by Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal.

From the NFL owners meetings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, news broke that the rumor was going to turn into fact, and the league confirmed that Levi's Stadium would indeed play host to the 60th Super Bowl ever.

“The Bay Area was an incredible host for Super Bowl 50, and we are thrilled to bring the Super Bowl back,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “We look forward to working with the 49ers and the Bay Area Host Committee to create an impactful Super Bowl 60 in 2026 that showcases all the great things the region has to offer.” 

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As Maiocco also pointed out, the Bay Area has been the host to two Super Bowls, previously. Super Bowl 50 was the second time, while the first Bay Area Super Bowl was back in 1985 when the Niners beat the Miami Dolphins at Stanford Stadium.

Having happened in two of the last three years in a row, perhaps Levi's Stadium will end up hosting its home team, San Francisco, in the Super Bowl.

The 49ers have to get through the upcoming 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons first, however.

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