The 50th Super Bowl will be held on February 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Technically, the first two NFL championship games were referred to as "World Championship Games," hence the 50th "Super Bowl" would be place in 2018. The name "Super Bowl I" was applied retroactively. However, since that game took place in Los Angeles and not within the actual boundaries of the host city, it is not considered a Super Bowl.
Levi's Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Santa Clara, California. It is the home of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) and the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). The $1.9 billion stadium opened in 2014 and is the largest domed structure in the United States. It is also the first NFL stadium built since FedExField in Landover, Maryland was completed in 1997.
The stadium is part of the larger Levi's Stadium project, which includes corporate offices, a shopping center, and public parks. The site was previously used for collegiate football and baseball games and was also the home of the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer until they moved to Avaya Stadium for the 2018 season.
Its dome can hold up to 80,000 people and its floor space is about the size of the New York City Subway system.
The Super Bowl is the National Football League's annual championship game (NFL). It has replaced the NFL Championship Game as the last game of every NFL season since 1966. The game has been played on the first Sunday in February since 2004. It is held at one of two stadium sites, located within 30 miles of downtown Chicago.
The winner of the Super Bowl wins the National Football League (NFL) Championship and receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl trophy was created by New York artist Maurizio Cornacchia and features a trophy named after former Pittsburgh Steelers owner Leonard Tose, who donated it to the league's commissioner, Pete Rozelle.
He designed it to be a more powerful statement than the AFL's trophy, which was a silver football with a blue leather string around it. The NFL's trophy also comes with its own stand. The trophy is awarded to the team that finishes the regular season with the best record. If there is a tie between two or more teams with the same record, then several rules are used to determine the champion. The most important rule is called the "sweep rule". If there is a clear-cut winner of the toss game, they will get to choose which direction they want to go. If they choose to go right, then the team that wins the toss will get to select any one of the remaining tied teams to play for first place.
In 2025, the Superdome will host its seventh Super Bowl. On Monday, January 26, 1976, the 1976 Pro Bowl was held in the Superdome... football.
|Date||January 26, 1997|
|Team (Visitor)||New England Patriots|
|Team (Home)||Green Bay Packers|
2nd of February Photo courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Super Bowl Sunday is the day that the National Football League (NFL) holds its annual championship game. The game is known as the Super Bowl because it is a contest of super-sized football games that can attract millions of viewers worldwide.
The NFL's biggest game is played on the Sunday after the first full week of January. The winner of the game receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Headed by the general manager of the winning team, the trophy's designer created it to honor the man who led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships in eight years.
The NFL was founded in 1920 by George Halas and William "Bill" Wirtz of the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, respectively. The two owners agreed that they would divide up the season between their teams. The Bears would host ten games at their home field before moving into Soldier Field for the remaining three games. The Giants would do the opposite: play three home games before traveling to Chicago for the final four games of the season.
Both teams claimed victory during this period of time, but the official record book lists the Chicago Bears as winners because they had one more point than their opponents.