NFL owners voted Monday to host Super Bowl 60 in the SF Bay Area. The news comes nearly a year after the SF Bay Area was announced as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Both events are planned to take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers.
The SF Bay Area previously hosted Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in 2016 and Super Bowl 19 at Palo Alto’s Stanford Stadium in 1984. Super Bowl 50, in which the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, was a memorable year in the Bay Area. Fans may recall the NFL Experience taking place at SF’s Moscone Center, “Super Bowl City” opening on the Embarcadero, and UC Berkeley’s marching band performing at halftime alongside Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars.
“We are very, very excited to be back hosting a Super Bowl going into our 10th year at Levi’s Stadium,” said Niners owner and CEO Jed York. “…this is going to be a great place for us to showcase the best of Northern California.”
Niners team president Al Guido told ESPN that he hopes Super Bowl 60 will keep the Bay Area in rotation as host city for future Super Bowls, asserting, “We have to pull this one off.” Guido stated that the 2026 rendition will likely host some events at Chase Center and other nearby spaces on the SF waterfront in early 2026.
In June 2022, Levi’s Stadium won a bid to host some of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Matches. The 48-team tournament will take place across 16 cities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada from June 8-July 3, 2026. Sixty matches are set to happen in US cities while Mexico and Canada will host 10 matches each.
Levi’s Stadium officially opened in July 2014 and has served as the official home venue for the 49ers since then. The stadium seats nearly 70,000 people and has hosted over 100 major events to date including major soccer matches; college football playoffs; Wrestlemania; supercross; and huge concerts from big names such as Elton John, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay.
Stay tuned as we await more details about Super Bowl 60 and the 2026 FIFA World Cup Matches.