The Super Bowl heads back to the Bay Area.
According to Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal, the NFL is expected to award Super Bowl LX in 2026 at its league meetings next week at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
This will be the first time the San Francisco 49ers have hosted the Super Bowl since 2016, and just the second time in the stadium's history. The stadium first opened in 2014, and replaced Candlestick Park as the home of the 49ers. The stadium has an expanded capacity of approximately 75,000 people for major events.
The NFL has already announced Super Bowl locations through the 2025 game. Levi's Stadium and the 49ers have reportedly been in discussions with the league about hosting in 2026 for about a year, according to Fischer.
Levi's Stadium will also serve as a host site for the 2026 World Cup later in the summer. The stadium is one of 11 NFL venues in the United States that will host matches for the World Cup, which is being hosted jointly with canada and Mexico.
The Las Vegas Raiders will host next season at Allegiant Stadium, marking the first time the game has been moved to Nevada ahead of the 2020 season. The Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana will host Super Bowl LIX in 2025. New Orleans has not hosted since 2013, when a power outage caused the game to be halted for approximately half an hour.