San Francisco is Super Bowl City for SB50
Super Bowl 50 is set for next Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but San Francisco will be hosting nine days of activities and events leading up to the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
Downtown SF will transform into “Super Bowl City,” from the Ferry Building through the Financial District all the way to the “NFL Experience” at the Moscone Center. There will be cultural performances, art exhibits, gaming and social media booths, food and beverages and free performances by Alicia Keys, Matt Nathanson, OneRepublic, The Band Perry and Chris Isaak. These attractions are set to open January 30, which means if you have any work-from-home time saved up, this may be the week to use it, as downtown San Francisco and public transit will be packed with fans and sightseers all week.
BART, Muni and the streets themselves will be busy in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, with most of the congestion centered around downtown, especially around the Embarcadero Station. For a map of the event space, traffic detours, walk and bike routes, check out the picture below from the SF Municipal Transportation Agency.
Super Bowl City will be free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in the week leading up to the big game on Sunday, February 7. For a map and complete list of attractions downtown, click here.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 PM and you can watch the game on CBS. The Halftime show will feature Coldplay, but Bruno Mars and Beyonce are rumored to be joining in as well.