Here is how NFL owners, who are meeting in Boston, will choose the sites for Super Bowl 50 and 51 in February 2016 and ‘17.
Bid committees from San Francisco, Houston and South Florida arrived Monday and were to spend the evening rehearsing presentations.
San Francisco and Miami will compete for the 2016 game; the loser will compete with Houston for the ‘17 game.
• Each committee has up to 15 minutes for presentations, which take place without the other contenders in the room.
• Frank Supovitz, NFL senior vice president of events, presents analysis of each bid, including projected profits, stadiums, hotels and volunteers.
• Each contending city’s club owner speaks for up to five minutes.
• Owners deliberate on the Super sites beginning at 1:30 p.m. and are expected to vote on Super Bowl 50 around 2:40 p.m., immediately followed by voting on Super Bowl 51.
• Voting is conducted via secret ballot, collected by Kansas City’s Clark Hunt (AFC) and the New York Giants’ John Mara (NFC). Supovitz informs the commissioner if there is a winner. First-ballot winner requires super majority (24 of 32 votes). Second- and third-ballot winners require simple majority, 17 votes.
• Winners announced live on “Super Bowl Selection Show,” which starts at 2 p.m. on NFL Network.