Super Bowl to return to Levi’s Stadium in 2026

Featured image credit: Naveen Venkatesan on Unsplash

Featured image credit: Naveen Venkatesan on Unsplash

The NFL American football league has announced that Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, will host the Super Bowl in 2026.

Super Bowl LX will take place 10 years after Levi’s Stadium hosted the 50th edition of the showpiece event in 2016. The 2016 Super Bowl generated almost $250m (£202m/€231m) for the San Francisco Bay Area economy, according to an independent study.

The announcement was made yesterday (Monday) at the NFL Spring League Meeting in Minneapolis following a review of the proposal by the Fan Engagement & Major Events Advisory Committee and a vote by full ownership.

As part of the Super Bowl LX activities, the Bay Area will host a slate of events that make up the week, with Chase Center and Oracle Park set to be used. Chase Center is home to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, while Oracle Park is the home of Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants.  

2026 is set to be a busy year for Levi’s Stadium, with the venue also set to host games during the FIFA World Cup, which the US will stage alongside Canada and Mexico.

In March, the 49ers secured a $120m loan from the NFL’s stadium fund to conduct upgrades at Levi’s Stadium. The funds will initially be directed towards renovating the stadium’s suites, with the venue set to enter its 10th year of operations in 2024.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said: “The Bay Area was an incredible host for Super Bowl 50, and we are thrilled to bring the Super Bowl back. We look forward to working with the 49ers and the Bay Area Host Committee to create an impactful Super Bowl LX in 2026 that showcases all the great things the region has to offer.”

49ers president Al Guido added: “We are honoured to host the Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium once again, and to be stewards of one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Since hosting Super Bowl 50 in 2016, Levi’s Stadium has cemented its reputation as a world-class venue. I’m confident Super Bowl LX will be a terrific event that benefits the entire community.”

It will mark the third time the Super Bowl has taken place in the Bay Area, after Levi’s Stadium hosted in 2016 and Stanford Stadium staged in 1985.

This year’s Super Bowl took place at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. The 2024 Super Bowl will take place at the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium before the event heads to Caesars Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints, in 2025.