Super Bowl 50 is here and San Francisco is hosting. This is big deal especially for sports aficionados.
The city created Superbowl City in busy area of downtown. Here's a virtual tour of the event.
If you walk along Market St., chances are you will not escape the Super Bowl fever. The city closed off several streets adjacent to the area designated as Super Bowl City. The best way to get to Super Bowl City is BART or the underground Muni.
Here is the map of the event. For this virtual tour, it starts from the Market St entrance which is on Market St. and Main, continues toward the Ferry Building and then turning left toward Justin Herman Plaza and continues on Embarcadero St. toward Mission St.
The lines were long but they all went fast. The event is free of charge but everyone has to go through the metal detectors. There are a special fast lanes for people not carrying bags. I've been told by my friend Dinah that the line at the South side entrance was short.
Lots of 50s dotting the area.
Lots of places for a photo op.
Macy's Star Zone and Pyro pedals.
Bud Light Bar and sculpture.
Faces of 50.
Fan Energy Zone.
Fan Dome and lots of activity inside.
One of the activities is the Light Cycle.
The High School Honor Roll.
The City Stage where Chris Isaak, One Republic and Alicia Keys will have free concerts later this week.
The NFL Network.
CNN at Super Bowl 50.
The Levi's Lot.
The Taste of Sonoma.
The STEM Innovation.
CBS Sports and lots of activities for small kids.
I almost missed the Art Walk which features artists like Paul Madonna,
Michele De La Menardiere,
Annie Galvin, and more.
At night, the scene and the number of crowd seem the same as during the day.
The Visa logo is high and well lit.
The lighting of the Bay Lights also happened that Saturday evening.
The impressive fireworks display by the Bay Bridge.