Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara is 15 months away, but some NFL executives paid a visit to Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday for a status update. They want to make sure the Bay Area is ready.
Feb. 7, 2016, the Bay Area will be in the international spotlight. Not only is it the Super Bowl, it's the 50th anniversary of the big game.
NBC Bay Area was on hand Tuesday as several NFL executives met with the Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee.
The big issues: security, business impact and, of course, traffic – for the entire Super Bowl week.
“It’s the Super Bowl, so we are going to have traffic, we are going to have activity, we’re gonna have congestion, like you do at any major event in any part of the world,” Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce said. “What we do … is to mitigate potential issues and problems.”
“I love the energy out here,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL senior vice president of special events. “I think everybody loves the energy out here. It’s great. It’s a beautiful part of the country with people who are passionate about lots of different things, and I think the beauty of the NFL is that it brings lots of different people together.”
While the game will be played in Santa Clara, San Francisco will host many of the fan and media villages. Oakland and San Jose will also play a major role.