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Optimism Running High Ahead Of 49er Super Bowl Presentation

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - A delegation that included San Francisco 49ers executives, regional business leaders and community advocates was en route Monday to Boston for a presentation to NFL owners of a bid to land the 2016 Super Bowl.

For Super Bowl L, the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, it's the Bay Area versus Miami. Each city will get 15 minutes to present to the NFL team owners, after which time they will take a vote.

Optimism Running High Ahead of Super Bowl Presentation

"We're basically going to go in there and give it our best pitch and we think we're going to be strong, said P.J. Johnston, a spokesman for the Bay Area Super Bowl Bid Committee. "We've got the entire Bay Area to show off."

Presenters will include Daniel Lurie, a San Franciscan who chairs the bid committee, Johnston said.

The bid will emphasize the "state of the art," $1.2 billion Santa Clara stadium project, and will highlight the Bay Area as a "beautiful, exciting and vibrant" region that has the infrastructure to handle the influx of about 70,000 people for the game and related events, Johnston said.

"We feel really good about our bid," he added. "San Francisco is an incredible region. We're one of the greatest destinations in the world for people who want to travel."

The NFL team owners will also hear a proposal by the Miami Dolphins to host Super Bowl L in their city. The decision on who will host the game will be made that same day.

The losing bidder will be considered as a potential host for the Super Bowl the following year, in 2017.

The host city is expected to be announced by early Tuesday afternoon.

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