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The 50th Super Bowl goes to San Francisco Bay Area

May 21, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York says it “feels really good” to win a Super Bowl.

While the 49ers lost to Baltimore last February, NFL owners Tuesday awarded the 2016 Super Bowl to the San Francisco Bay Area over South Florida.

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the decision, members of the San Francisco bid committee let out a roar of approval, then toasted each other with champagne.

It will be the 50th Super Bowl and York said they’re excited “to be able to put on the ‘Golden Super Bowl’ in the Golden State.”

The game will be played in the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara that’s due to open for the 2014 season.

The only previous Super Bowl played in northern California was at Stanford Stadium in 1985.

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