NFL owners to decide host city for Super Bowls L, LI

Meeting in Boston will decide whether South Florida could host 2016 or 2017 games

By Alexandra Fruin - Producer , Sasha Andrade

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - NFL owners will decide whether South Florida will host Super Bowl L or LI Tuesday, during their spring meeting in Boston.

Sun Life Stadium is up against a new stadium being built in the San Francisco Bay area. The loser in the first bidding will go against Houston to host the 51st game the following year.

The meeting of the 32 owners is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Each of the three bidding teams will be given 15 minutes to present their proposals.

The CFO of the league will then evaluate each bid, before giving each team five minutes for a rebuttal. Following the presentations, paper voting begins.

Each stadium needs a three-quarters majority vote on the first ballot. If that is not reached, a simple majority  will decide which city will play host.

The league could announce its decisions as early as 3 p.m.

Miami Dolphins' Super Bowl Bid

The Dolphins recently failed in their attempts to get public funding to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The Florida Legislature ended its annual session without passing the bill that would have allowed the funding.

During the push, team leaders said the renovations would be imperative to bring the Super Bowl back to South Florida. But when the Bid Committee announced its pitch for the 2016 game, it appeared members were counting on Miami's party reputation to carry its bid all the way.

The committee suggested transforming downtown Miami for a 10-day stretch surrounding the big game. Details included floating stages in Biscayne Bay, a zip-line over the marina, and a football field on a naval aircraft carrier.

Organizers are hoping it will be enough to top the San Francisco 49er's new billion-dollar stadium.

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