Updated: May 21, 2013, 4:24 PM ETESPN.com news services
San Francisco, Houston To Host Super Bowls
BOSTON -- The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area and the NFL championship will go to Houston the following year.
Team owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, Calif., is due to open for the 2014 season. The only previous Super Bowl played in northern California was at Stanford Stadium in 1985.
San Francisco beat out South Florida, which was stymied in its bid to stage an 11th Super Bowl when the Florida Legislature did not support financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins.