San Francisco, Houston likely Super Bowl sites

Scott Halleran

The NFL will vote to decide two future Super Bowl sites on Tuesday and San Francisco and Houston appear to be in position to land hosting duties.

The sites for Super Bowl 50 and 51 will be decided on Tuesday and San Francisco and Houston are likely to be chosen as the host cities, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

The NFL owners will vote to decide the host cities on Tuesday, with Miami as the other serious contender for a spot. The owners will choose either Miami or San Francisco to host Super Bowl 50 in 2016 with the loser going up against Houston in a vote for the host city of Super Bowl 51 in 2017. While Miami has hosted 10 Super Bowls, the city's bid for another game took a hit when the Dolphins were denied public money for stadium improvements.

San Francisco is considered to be a strong favorite for Super Bowl 50 thanks to its new $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium, The 49ers' new stadium is scheduled to open in 2014. A number of other cities, including New York, Indianapolis and Dallas have hosted Super Bowls shortly after opening new stadiums.

If San Francisco receives the bid, it will be the second time a Bay Area city has hosted a Super Bowl. Super Bowl 19 in 1985 was played at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Ca. Houston was the host city for Super Bowl 38 in 2004. Owners will first vote on the host for Super Bowl 50 with a three-quarters majority required to decide a winner. If neither Miami or San Francisco receive enough votes, a second vote will be conducted with the majority winner landing the bid. The same process will be completed for the Super Bowl 51 bid.

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