New stadiums to host Super Bowls this century

The NFL awarded Super Bowl L to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, making it the ninth new stadium to be scheduled for the league's championship since 2001.

_EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A general view of a giant American Flag stretched across the field during the performcance of the National Anthem prior to the New York Giants hosting the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

MetLife Stadium (Home to New York Giants and New York Jets): Will host Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

HOUSTON - JANUARY 28: A general view of the exterior of Reliant Stadium as it makes final preparations for Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers January 28, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Reliant Stadium (Home to Houston Texans): Hosted New England Patriots' 32-29 win over Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. It will also host Super Bowl LI in 2017.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04: A general exterior view of Lucas Oil Stadium decorated with official Super Bowl XLVI on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Super Bowl XLVI will be played between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Lucas Oil Stadium (Home to the Indianapolis Colts): Hosted New York Giants' 21-17 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

JACKSONVILLE, FL- JANUARY 31: A general-view outside Alltel Stadium prior to the start of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on January 31, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

ALLTEL Stadium (Home to the Jacksonville Jaguars): Hosted New England Patriots' 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06: The Green Bay Packers celebrate defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31 to 25 in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cowboys Stadium (Home to the Dallas Cowboys): Hosted Green Bay Packers' 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

Ford Field during the pre-game festivities at Super Bowl XL in an overhead view February 6, 2006 in Detroit. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Ford Field (Home to the Detroit Lions): Hosted Pittsburgh Steelers' 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in 2006.

24 Jan 2001: An aerial view from the blimp shows Raymond James Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XXXV, in Tampa, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/Allsport

Raymond James Stadium (Home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Hosted the Baltimore Ravens' 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. Also hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII n 2009.

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03: The New York Giants wait during a time out during Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLII in 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.