Super Bowl New England Patriots’ Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Super Bowl will return to California in 2028. On Monday, the NFL announced that Super Bowl LX will emanate from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

On Monday afternoon, the league announced with glee that they were “headed to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2026!” on Twitter.

This will mark the second time that Levi’s Stadium has hosted the event. Ten years prior, in February 2016, the stadium hosted Super Bowl 50. Peyton Manning went out on top in the Bay Area as his Denver Broncos defeated 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Additionally, this is the 14th time that the state of California will host the Super Bowl. Three cities and areas have held the event: Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. San Francisco (and the San Francisco Greater Area) has hosted three times – LX, 50, and XIX. San Diego hosted the event three times – XXII, XXXII, and XXXVII. Finally, the Greater LA area has held the most Super Bowls in California with eight: I, VII, XI, XIV, XVII, XXVII, and LVI.

The San Francisco 49ers can become the third team to win a Lombardi Trophy at their home site. Earlier this decade, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams accomplished the feat back-to-back years. So the table has already been set.


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