NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Gives 49ers Stadium a “Super” Endorsement

May 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In January of 1985, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16, in Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, CA.
It was and still remains the closest any NFL team has ever come (geographically) to hosting a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Now it appears that a “Yes” vote on Measure J would give the 49ers the very realistic chance to do Super Bowl XIX one better come 2014. Luring the Super Bowl had always been a key selling point of the proposed 49ers' Santa Clara Stadium, but up until now, many may have assumed that it was merely wild speculation.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell lent great credence to the prospect of a South Bay Super Bowl last Thursday, when he spoke at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara before a gathering of team and city officials and local high-ranking industry executives representing many of the 49ers' industry partners.
Despite numerous verified reports that Goodell was heavily in favor of a shared stadium be...

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