With Super Bowl XLIX now in the rear view mirror and the Spring Training for the National Football League just a couple months away (July), thoughts of the coming NFL Super Bowl 50 abound while hype for the 2015 NFL season is beginning to start. This is especially true for San Francisco, California, who has just “scored” as they have been selected as the host city for the 50th anniversary of the now massive sporting event. The 2016 Super Bowl 50 event has been dubbed, “The Golden Super Bowl”, and the big game is scheduled to take place on February 7th, 2016 at newly built Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The host committee unveiled plans to transform SF into a temporary 2016 Super Bowl City and released some render imagery including some of San Francisco’s famous skyline and monuments.
PJ Johnston, a spokesman for the committee, says more than $40 million in funds and services has been secured to date.
The familiar roman numerals that are commonly seen in conjunction with Super Bowl ads will be missing from Super Bowl 50, and instead of the roman numeral for 50, “L”, the event will go with the Arabic number “50” after several decades of roman numeral use. Some purists aren’t happy about the change, while others like the idea of the easy readability.
The annual NFL Experience accompanying the super festivities will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and it has been estimated that more than 1 million people will be attending the festivities in early 2016. If you live in California, this is a must attend event. If you don’t, you might want to start making plans to attend now. Even if you don’t go to the NFL Super Bowl 50 game at Levi’s Stadium, the other offerings in addition to the NFL hype, is sure to make your experience in San Francisco an awesome one.