The San Francisco 49ers will make a bid next month to host the 50th Super Bowl in 2016, and announced today that they are bringing in a couple of stars from the franchise's illustrious history to help out.
Former quarterback Steve Young and coach George Seifert are joining the San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee to host Super Bowl L at the 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara, which opens next year.
The announcement was made at San Francisco City Hall this morning by team and city officials.
"We're humbled and honored to add some firepower to the committee in the form of world champions," said Daniel Lurie, a philanthropist tapped to head the committee.
Young threw a Super Bowl-record six touchdowns when the 49ers won the title in 1995 with Seifert as head coach. Seifert also won a Super Bowl in 1990 in his first season as the team's head coach.
Young said, "Super Bowls have a way of defining careers and defining cities."
He said San Francisco is already associated with Super Bowls, given the fact that the 49ers have won five times in the big game.
The bid committee will send its final bid package to the NFL on May 7 and will travel to Boston to make a presentation to the league's owners on May 21, according to Lurie.