San Francisco and Houston set to host Super Bowls

Scott Halleran

I can't believe they didn't pick Charlotte! GASP

The NFL announced today at the owners' meeting in Boston that Santa Clara (home of the new 49ers stadium), and Houston will host the Super Bowl in 2016 and 2017 respectively. It keeps the game in fair-weather cities, and avoids risks of inclement weather.

This will be the second time the San Francisco area has hosted the game, which last happened back in 1985. Meanwhile, Houston will get their third opportunity hosting, with the Super Bowl last being held at Reliant Stadium in 2004.

Miami had hoped to win a bid for the game, and for a while were considered the front-runner but fell short. The reason behind the league's decision is rumored to be the lack of an agreement between Sun Life Stadium and Miami on renovation funds. The Dolphins find themselves in a similar situation as the Panthers, but with local government not willing to play ball.

Today's announcement shows the chasm between where Charlotte is, and where the NFL are looking. The city has voiced their desire to host the game (along with guffaw-worthy Olympic aspirations) but the lack of hotel infrastructure is holding them back. If Miami can't win the game with their city, it truly puts Charlotte on the back-burner. Until then we'll dream of the Panthers' back-to-back wins in 2016 and 17 -- because dreams are nice.

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