San José, California Expands Presence throughout the Bay Area with More "Big Game" Events and Amenities

Jan 26, 2016, 10:00 ET from Team San Jose from ,City of San Jose

SAN JOSÉ, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents and visitors are in store for an amazing experience in Downtown San José in the days leading up to the "Big Game" at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. In addition to being the official host site of Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, San José will offer events and activities for football fans of all ages.

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"We enthusiastically welcome locals and guests from around the world to downtown San José as we celebrate Super Bowl 50," said Mayor Sam Liccardo. "Thanks to our many partners and our hardworking city staff, San José is gearing up to provide a top-notch experience for all who come to the Bay Area during Super Bowl Week."   

During Game Week, San José is hosting Super Community events downtown in celebration of the "Big Game":

  • SoFA's Winter Market (7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 and noon to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in SoFA District)
    Artists, craft retailers, live music, DIY activities and art exhibitions will entertain visitors and residents in the downtown arts district. Visitors can tour local galleries, museums, and creative businesses and the outdoor Winter Market on South First Street, featuring arts vendors, stages and music.
  • Downtown Ice (Open through 9:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 at 120 S. Market St.)
    Visitors can enjoy ice skating under palm trees and dancing lights throughout Game Week. Downtown Ice will be open through Game Day, Feb. 7, 2016.

Other SB50 amenities and activities happening in San José include:

  • NFL Store (Open 8:00 a.m. to midnight Sunday, Jan. 31Sunday, Feb. 7; Special late night hours on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 300 S. First St.)
    Official NFL merchandise for sale at temporary store located in the SoFA District at the corner of San Carlos St. and First St. across from Original Joe's restaurant.
  • It's Happening! Winter at Plaza de Cesar Chavez (Cafe/beer garden open noon to 10:00 p.m. daily, Friday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Feb. 7 at 194 S. Market St.)
    This historic park in the center of Downtown San José will feature an outdoor cafe and beer garden, Information Center, mini-football field, and informal games. It's a special place to touch down and hang out with other fans--locals and visitors alike. Evening features illuminated artwork and live music. The project includes permanent improvements to the park such as lighting, new resources for the park and flexible furniture.
  • Super San Pedro Square (N. San Pedro St.) daily January 30 through Sunday February 7
    One of downtown's most happening streets transforms into a football hub with games, chalk art and street fair featuring local artisans--in a neighborhood featuring hundreds of taps with craft brews, diverse restaurants, and a large public market. There's everything from white tablecloth dining to great options for kids. On Saturday, Jan. 30 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., SJMADE hosts San José's first Screen Print Showdown where local print houses compete in friendly screen-printing competitions based on designs from a public design contest. Sunday, Jan. 31.
  • Santana Row
    This shopping, dining and nightlife district will feature live music from Thursday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 7. "Big Game" ticketholders can pick up their tickets at the Ticketmaster, which will be on site.

San José Pavilion Brings San José to Life at Super Bowl City in San Francisco

  • Super Bowl City Presented by Verizon
    The free-to-the-public fan village is open from Saturday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 7 and will feature an interactive San José Pavilion, showcasing San José attractions and activities. Among the activities will be live San José Jazz and Silicon Valley Ballet performances, and a Made in San José Hackathon where guests can create their own football superhero. The pavilion is located on Market Street between Main and Spear Streets in San Francisco.

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SOURCE Team San Jose; City of San Jose