The 49ers' soon-to-be stadium in Santa Clara has already seen its first win. Today, league owners voted to award the gleaming 50th anniversary Super Bowl to what we can assume will be an equally gleaming new stadium. Come 2016, Levi's Stadium will see the first Bay Area Super Bowl since 1985, when the 49ers defeated the Dolphins by the score of 38-16 at Standford Stadium. They are still the only team in the NFL to have won a Super Bowl at home. Let's try it again, shall we?

The Chronicle reports that the bid for the razzle-dazzle 50th Super Bowl includes a two-weekend Super Bowl Village stretching from the Ferry Building to Union Square and including Moscone Center, which will house the "NFL Experience." This will be some sort of themed activity park where kids (and adult kids) can practice their football skills, and will doubtless double as an NFL merchandise emporium.

SFGate cites a 2010 report's findings that Super Bowl hosts generate between $300 million and $500 million their region’s economy.

Previously: Levi's Stadium: Santa Clara's New Home Of The 49ers

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