Nearly half a million people rode BART this weekend as several Super Bowl-related events occurred in the Bay Area, including the opening of Super Bowl City in San Francisco.
On Saturday, 279,100 passengers hopped on BART, the second-highest number ever for a Saturday on the system, according to BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.
On Sunday, BART had 189,295 passengers board trains, Trost said.
BART saw its highest-ever ridership on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. That particular weekend featured major events in San Francisco, including a Giants playoff game at AT&T Park, America's Cup World Series sailing races, Fleet Week and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, according to Trost.
The Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos takes place Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, with many more events planned around the Bay Area in the days leading up to the big game.