Super Bowl 50 For San Francisco Bay Area

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Superbowl 50 will be played.
Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where Superbowl 50 will be played.

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2016

Super Bowl 50 will be played February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is fitting as the first ever Super Bowl was held in California on January 15, 1967, when the Packers beat the Chiefs at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

The NFL will kick off Super Bowl 50 festivities in the Bay Area by hosting participating teams in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade on Monday, February 1, 2016 at SAP Center in San Jose.

Super Bowl Opening Night is a shift from the traditional Media Day held on Tuesday morning. This will be the first time the players and coaches address the media while in the Bay Area. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. PT with interviews from approximately 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. PT and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. PT. on Monday.

“We are excited to enhance an annual event and provide a unique experience for more fans in both the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide, while continuing to provide access to the Super Bowl teams for media from around the world,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O’Reilly. “By elevating the event to primetime, fans across the country can experience even more of the excitement of Super Bowl leading up to the game.”

Fans will sit in the stands of the arena and watch thousands of media members interview the Super Bowl players.

Gift bags will be distributed to fans and will include a radio to tune into the NFL Network coverage including some of the individual player interviews from the podium microphones. In addition, there will be musical performances and player and cheerleader appearances.

The San Francisco 49ers, which play at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, won the Super Bowl championship a record of five times, including back to back Super Bowls in 1989 and 1990.

Tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade will be available for purchase later this fall for less than $30 at SuperBowl.com. ♦

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