BOSTON -- After a 28-year drought, the Bay Area will learn this morning whether it will finally play host to another Super Bowl.

NFL owners, meeting at a Boston hotel, will decide whether the San Francisco 49ers' new Santa Clara stadium or the Miami Dolphins' stadium will be the site of the 50th Super Bowl in February 2016. The owners will also vote between the loser and Houston for the 51st Super Bowl in 2017.

An announcement on the location of both games is expected at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

The Bay Area is a heavy favorite after lawmakers in Florida failed to place on the ballot a measure to renovate the Dolphins' aging Sun Life Stadium. The NFL, meanwhile, is eager to showcase its $200 million investment in the new $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, which is set to open in 2014.

The Santa Clara stadium was named a finalist in October and was first deemed eligible for a Super Bowl when the stadium was still being planned in 2010.

Staff writer Mike Rosenberg is at the meeting in Boston and will be posting updates live at twitter.com/RosenbergMerc.

News of the vote and reaction will be posted to this website as soon as a decision is reached.

Contact Mike Rosenberg at 408-920-5705. Follow him at twitter.com/RosenbergMerc.