1982 : First Super Bowl Held in Michigan

January 24, 2018 all-day

On January 24, 1982, Super Bowl XVI was held at the Pontiac Silverdome.

Ray Wersching kicked four field goals and Joe Montana’s controlled passing helped the San Francisco 49ers win their first NFL championship with a 26-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was held at the Pontiac Silverdome, 25 miles from downtown Detroit. It was the first time a Super Bowl was held in a cold-weather climate; the previous 15 games had been held in warm climates.

Source : Today in Michigan History courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.