AP Source: 49ers stadium to host Pac-12 title game

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm •  Published: May 14, 2014

In previous years, Scott had noted the challenges in staging the championship game at a host school when the site — not to mention the teams — often isn't known until a week before the game. He also has acknowledged concern from school presidents about the travel demands that fans would face if teams in the far-flung conference — which stretches from Washington to Arizona — would have to travel to get to Santa Clara, which is about 15 miles from the Stanford campus and just across the bay from Berkeley.

But having a neutral location also has its benefits, he has said, notably giving the conference time to plan logistics and sell tickets locally. Scott also repeatedly talked about the "wow" factor of the Santa Clara site last week, comparing the stadium's opening to the high level of attention the opulent Dallas Cowboys stadium received.

The 49ers also have been trying to fill dates at the new stadium, getting Cal to host Oregon there this fall. The NFL already has awarded the stadium the 50th Super Bowl to be played in February 2016.