SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon will be the presenting sponsor of Super Bowl City, the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee's free public fan village celebrating the Super Bowl 50 milestone and reflecting the spirit and personality of the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the Host Committee designated Verizon as its Official Wireless Service and Solutions Provider.
Together with NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai – pro football's interactive theme park that will be held at the Moscone Center – "Super Bowl City presented by Verizon" will be the hub of fan energy and excitement during Super Bowl Week, January 30 – February 7, 2016.
"Super Bowl City presented by Verizon will feature free family-friendly activities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the extravaganza that is the sporting world's biggest annual event," said Keith Bruce, CEO of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. "Our partnership with Verizon will help us to deliver on our promise of celebrating Super Bowl 50 in an unprecedented way."
"We're looking forward to being an active partner in Super Bowl City and working with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to make it an experience unlike any other," said Greg Haller – Pacific Market President, Verizon. "Technology continues to play an increasing role in fans' enjoyment of the NFL, and we'll be bringing that to life in engaging ways in Super Bowl City."
Centered in Justin Herman Plaza, on the Embarcadero at the foot of San Francisco's famed Market Street, Super Bowl City presented by Verizon is being designed to showcase the best the Bay Area has to offer, with interactive games and activities that highlight the region's technological prowess, culinary excellence and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate Super Bowl 50 and the Bay Area's place in NFL history.
In a break from tradition, Super Bowl City presented by Verizon will be open for an extra weekend this year, providing many local residents the opportunity to experience the excitement of Super Bowl 50 before out-of-town guests arrive. Both Super Bowl City presented by Verizon and the NFL Experience will open Saturday, January 30 – with the day's activities topped off by the official re-lighting of the iconic Bay Lights on the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bay Bridge.
In addition to partnering with the Host Committee, Verizon is the Official Wireless Service Provider of the NFL and Super Bowl 50.
About Super Bowl City presented by Verizon
Super Bowl City presented by Verizon will be a, free-to-the-public fan village designed to celebrate the milestone Super Bowl 50. Located in San Francisco, Super Bowl City will feature showcase the best the Bay Area has to offer, with interactive games and activities that highlight the region's technological prowess, culinary excellence and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate Super Bowl 50 and the Bay Area's place in professional football history. Along with the NFL Experience, it will be the hub of fan activities for Super Bowl 50 from Saturday, January 30 through Sunday, February 7, 2016.
About Verizon: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,900 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 110.8 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, Verizon also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.
About the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee: Working in partnership with Bay Area public officials and the NFL, the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee is responsible for Super Bowl 50 and its celebration elements, including the Super Bowl Village, public exhibits and planning of game day logistics. The Host Committee seeks to make Super Bowl 50 the most giving ever, and is investing in Bay Area community initiatives and high-performing nonprofits through the 50 Fund, its signature philanthropic fund. To be hosted in the state-of-the-art Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara in 2016, Super Bowl 50 will be celebrated through a series of events that showcase all the Bay Area has to offer. For more information, visit www.sfbaysuperbowl.com.
About Super Bowl 50 The Super Bowl is America's number one watched television program and culminates the NFL football season. Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi's® Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, home of the San Francisco 49ers. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the game will be branded with the Arabic numeral 50 instead of the Roman Numeral "L." For more information, visit www.nfl.com/superbowl/50.
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