Super Bowl 50 is next weekend, but if you are in San Francisco, this event may be even more fun than the game. Starting today at 11:00 a.m., Super Bowl City opens on the spectacular waterfront overlooking the Bay and at the nearby Moscone Center. Here is a rundown on the basics, but the list is nearly endless. You can check it out at the website.
Football field? Check. Footballs? Check. Beer? Check. Live music? Not just 1 or 2 but 35 performances with the likes of Chris Isaak tonight plus fireworks. Moscone Center interactive football practice? Check out the NFL Experience’s football-oriented theme park but get a ticket in advance (Ticketmaster). Skyscraper media shows? Check. Autograph opportunities? Check.
Ironically, the SF 49ers won’t be playing at Levi Stadium for the big game. Instead, ticket holders will see the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos fight for the gold trophy. But that doesn’t mean the 49er players and fans won’t be having fun this year. There’s even a virtual headset where you can see the field through the eyes of an NFL quarterback.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that even 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith was ‘in awe Friday as he visited the fenced-in village.’ Smith told the Mercury News,
“It’s not too often you have the opportunity to have the Super Bowl in your city,” Smith said, “so as a fan, or even if you don’t even like the game of football, I suggest you come out and enjoy what’s out here, because it’s a beautiful thing.”