The new 49ers football stadium still under construction in Santa Clara was selected today by the NFL to host the Super Bowl in 2016.

The choice came down to a vote among NFL team owners between Miami and Santa Clara, with the loser being considered for 2017. However, the competing bid from Dolphins was shut out entirely after Houston was selected to host the Super Bowl in 2017. The Florida state legislature recently denied Miami’s request for public funding of stadium upgrades.

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The Bay Area hasn’t hosted a Superbowl since 1985 at Stanford Stadium. The 49ers plan to move from Candlestick Park to the new 1.2 billion dollar, 68,500 seat Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014.

The Mercury News reports, “The Super Bowl is expected to bring hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity to the region and unprecedented attention to Santa Clara, which has a population of 118,000 and will host a game expected to draw more than 100 million television viewers.”

The bid was also backed by San Francisco and San Jose government officials, who are also expected to see a significant economic boom from the Super Bowl.