Miami Chosen As Finalist To Host 50th Super Bowl

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Golden Anniversary game could come back home.

Super Bowls have been synonymous with South Florida throughout the history of the National Football League, so when the 50th one is held in 2016 it only makes sense that Miami be in the mix to host.

Thanks to the news that came out of Chicago today at the league’s fall meetings, that possibility increased and it could become a reality when the official announcement is made in May. Miami and Santa Clara, California were invited to submit bids for Super Bowl L, with the runner-up being given a chance to compete with Houston for the following Super Bowl in 2017.

Rodney Barreto, Chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee, sent a letter to the league a couple months ago signed by all of the civic leaders in the Miami-Dade and Broward County areas expressing the strong desire and commitment to be the host site for this historic Super Bowl. Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee was in Chicago for the announcement, which was made at the very end of the day, and sensed the excitement at his table.

“I think the overall feeling is that there is a great history of Super Bowls in South Florida,” Dee said. “We made it clear with the help of all the civic leadership through that letter that we really wanted this opportunity, and I think at the end of the day that letter along with our tradition of hosting games made the difference.”

Now Dee, Barreto and the rest of South Florida must wait patiently over the next seven months to find out if Sun Life Stadium will indeed host that very special game and break the tie with New Orleans as the cities to host the most Super Bowls (10 each).

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