Levi’s Stadium: Excitement grows as Super Bowl and FIFA World Cup heads to San Francisco Bay in 2026

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) — Two global events will take place at Levi’s Stadium in 2026. The FIFA World Cup and Super Bowl 60.

The 49ers president said the bid to return the Super Bowl to the Bay Area has been going on for six months.

It was important to be in the West Coast rotation.

“I have to give a ton of credit to Jed York and the York family, but in true Bay Area fashion, never to rest on our laurels – we knew with Sofi Stadium coming online, Allegiant in line, that there was a ton of competition for these world class events,” Guido said.

Guido said that upon the launch of the Super 60, $175 million will be invested in improving Levi’s Stadium.

“We won’t get this event without it, we won’t get the World Cup without it – we know that,” Guido said.

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Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor said just having one of these global sporting events is exceptional, but having two within months of each other will take a lot of planning.

“The World Cup alone might be you know multiple games in our city, it’s not just one game, so like the Super Bowl, we know what to expect with the Super Bowl,” Gillmor said.

Gillmor said she plans to work with the host committee to hold more fan celebrations near Levi’s Stadium ahead of game day.

“I want to see more events in the South Bay much more than we had last time. The only events we had last time were events that we hosted ourselves. But I want to work with the organizing committee to make sure we have a lot more available because there just wasn’t much,” Gillmor said.

Zaileen Janmohame, president and CEO of the Bay Area Host Committee, said Super Bowl 60 will be similar to Super Bowl 50, but the fan engagement planning is very unique to the Bay Area. the Bay.

“I think we’re looking at San Jose, Santa Clara, San Francisco and East Bay to make sure we’re bringing the event to the fans. I think some of the things you’re going to see are going to be similar to Super Bowl 50, you’re going to see from a lot of pregame activities happen in San Francisco and a lot of game day activities happen in the Santa Clara area,” Janmohamed said.

San Jose resident Dean Mai worked in San Francisco during Super Bowl 50.

“Even if you really didn’t like the sport, like the draw, the attraction, the atmosphere, it brings the city to life, you know,” Mai said.

His friend Enzo Mai who also lives in San Jose went to the fan experience in San Francisco where he saw Alicia Keys playing for free.

“I’m really grateful to live in a great city like this so that we have it a second time,” said Enzo Mai.

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