January 2016 – Downtown plans for the week leading up to Super Bowl 50 are starting to come together. The game will be played Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
“Super” events (sfbaysuperbowl.com/super-community-events):
- Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice is open daily through Feb. 7; downtownicesj.com
- South First Fridays presents SoFA’s WINTER MRKT – Feb. 5, coinciding with the February art walk; southfrstfridays.com
- Guadalupe River Run – Feb. 7, 5- and 10-kilometer race options begin at 9 a.m. Earn your guacamole on the Guadalupe; grpg.org
All week: Marriott Hotel hosts the NFC champion team
All week: NFL merchandise store open at 300 S. First St.; n shop.com
Monday: Super Bowl Opening Night (formerly Media Day) will take place at SAP Center; $27.50; nfl.com/superbowl/50
San Pedro Square: Businesses want to close a portion of San Pedro Street for the week (allowing access to the Market-San Pedro garage) and create a football-themed atmosphere.
Plaza de Cesar Chavez: The city, Groundswell and Knight Foundation plan to produce a family event including daily football activities, music by San Jose Jazz, and food and beer concessions Jan. 29-Feb. 7.
La Lune Sucree: One of a few restaurants from around the Bay Area selected to cater the VIP Tailgate Party on game day at Levi’s Stadium.
What’s Your San Jose? Screenprint Showdown: Taking community pride
to a new level, SJ Made, Knight Foundation and other artists are having a competition to create a visual expression of their San Jose experience. Line drawings of 50 San Jose symbols are available for inspiration at screenprint- showdown.com. The competition culminates Jan. 30 in the Blanco Square parking area on San Pedro Street when local screenprint houses use the best designs to produce posters, T-shirts and wood signs.
Fairmont Hotel: For$50,000 a night, the Fairmont is offering one party of eight a four-day, three-night stay in the four-bedroom Presidential Luxury Suite on the
20th floor, including eight tickets to the game, private butler service, two chauffeured Cadillac Escalades, a Saturday wine excursion to Sonoma, case of Dom Perignon, complimentary premium bar and in-suite daily breakfast.
Downtown “special event zone:” The city has designated downtown a temporary “special event zone” for Super Bowl week, banning peddlers, drones, parking lot parties and free handouts, said Teri Killgore, assistant to the city manager.