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San Francisco, Houston receive Super Bowl bids

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:22 a.m. CST

BOSTON (AP) — The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built. That makes South Florida, in the midst of a spat over expensive stadium renovations, a loser for the 2016 game.

And Miami took a double defeat when Houston was awarded the 2017 championship game.

In two separate votes, NFL owners went with both the San Francisco Bay Area and Houston on the first ballot at their spring meetings. The 49ers’ new home is set to open next year in Santa Clara, and will host the first Super Bowl in the area since 1985.

Houston previously hosted the 2004 Super Bowl.

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