Super Bowl 50 Tour & NFL Kickoff Highlights in San Francisco – Madison Simoes talks to visitors at the Super Bowl 50 Tour & 2015 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI. Fans still have some time to catch some of the action at Justin Herman Plaza and Pier 35. The NFL KICKOFF will bring music, interactive fan activations and a spirit of community to San Francisco as fans nationwide get Back To Football. The following are opportunities for fans to take part in the Kickoff celebrations throughout the Bay Area. Fans may check out NFL.com/Kickoff for more information. Guests planning to attend the event should follow @superbowl50 on Twitter for the most up-to-date concert details.
Today’s Free Concert
San Francisco-natives and Grammy Award-winning band TRAIN and multi-platinum singer/songwriter ELLIE GOULDING will perform live at Justin Herman Plaza across from the historic Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, Sept. 10 for “2015 NFL Kickoff Presented by Hyundai.” The event is free and open to the public rain or shine. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. PT. Access to the general public viewing areas is first come, first served. Fans may check out NFL.com/Kickoff for more information. Guests planning to attend the event should follow @NFL345 on Twitter for the most up-to-date concert details. Guests can enter the concert site from Market Street and may watch the performances from Justin Herman Plaza. The entrances will open to the public beginning at 2:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 10. Guests may view the concert from the general public viewing areas. Fans do not need tickets to attend the free concert. To ensure public safety and security, the following items are prohibited: weapons, alcohol, food, beverages, all cans and bottles, fireworks, all chairs, tents of any kind, barbecue grills of any kind, umbrellas, blankets of any kind, flag poles, drones, noisemakers, video recorders, cameras with lens over 12”, obstructive signs, bags larger than 12”x6”x12” and animals other than service animals. All attendees are subject to search, and prohibited items may not be abandoned at security checkpoints.
Please allow adequate time to pass through security checkpoints before activities begin. Guests are encouraged to use public transportation and should arrive early to enjoy activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays. Performances by Goulding and Train will be featured in simulcast coverage of a 60-minute pregame show from New England 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NFL Network. The live pregame broadcast also will be available via NFL Mobile from Verizon. The concert and pregame show lead into the season opener between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium (NBC, NBC Sports Live Extra on desktop and tablet, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 p.m. ET).
Still time to catch NFL KICKOFF at Pier 35
KICKOFF TO SUPER BOWL 50 Pier 35, Embarcadero and Justin Herman Plaza Celebrate the start of the 2015 NFL season and experience the NFL’s build toward Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area at “Kickoff to 50 Presented by Hyundai” from Pier 35 to Justin Herman Plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from noon to 10 p.m. PT and Thursday, Sept. 10 from noon to 5:30 p.m. PT. Fan experiences are free and open to the public.
Fans are encouraged to check-in at events with Fan Mobile Pass for the chance to win a new Tucson, tickets to Super Bowl 50 or a Raiders or 49ers prize pack! Elements featured include sponsor activations, promotions and array of interactive fan opportunities. Examples of fan experiences are detailed below. • The Vince Lombardi Trophy: Celebrate Super Bowl history and take a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. • Greetings from Kickoff to 50: Fans can choose their favorite San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders image and take a commemorative photo. • Hyundai Fieldhouse: Visit the Hyundai Fieldhouse to enter the sweepstakes for an all-new 2016 Tucson. Fans have the opportunity to take a photo for the Hyundai video board and receive co-branded Hyundai and NFL merchandise. • SNICKERS: Stop by SNICKERS to make your own short-form video to share with your friends and to sample their new “Hunger Bars.” • On the 50 Display: Fans can celebrate Super Bowl by taking a photo with the ‘On the 50’ display. • NFL Draft Set: Fans have the opportunity to go behind the Draft podium with their favorite team’s No. 1 jersey for a photo. • NFL Training Camp: Fans may race through a series of obstacles and train like the pros. • Pro Football Hall of Fame Exhibit: Take a photo with the busts of Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers greats including MARCUS ALLEN, TIM BROWN, WILLIE BROWN, HOWIE LONG, CHARLES HALEY, JOE MONTANA, JERRY RICE and STEVE YOUNG. • Gear Up & Go: Kids can try on Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers equipment. • NFL Return to Glory: Adults and children can experience the sensation of fielding a booming punt launched from an automatic machine. • San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders: Meet and take a photo with the Gold Rush on Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. • San Francisco 49ers Niner Noise Drumline: Listen to the drumbeats of the Niner Noise on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Raider Nation on Location (RNOL): The Raider Nation on Location (RNOL) program brings The Oakland Raiders into communities throughout California.
The Raiderettes will make an appearance on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Raider Rusher, the Oakland Raiders mascot, will make an appearance on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. 0-4:00 p.m. • Kickoff to 50 Autograph Stage: Get free autographs from current and former NFL players. Below is a sampling of former players who will be in attendance and signing autographs. Schedule and players listed below subject to change. Wednesday, Sept. 9 • Ricky Watters (12:30-2:00 p.m.) • Willie Brown (12:30-2:00 p.m.) • Mack Strong (2:00-3:30 p.m.) • Lorenzo Neal (2:00-3:30 p.m.) • Charles Haley (5:00-6:30 p.m.) • Guy McIntyre (5:00-6:30 p.m.) • Cliff Branch (6:30-8:00 p.m.) • Jim Plunkett (6:30-8:00 p.m.) • Marcel Reece (8:00-9:30 p.m.) Thursday, Sept. 10 • Roger Craig (12:30-2:00 p.m.) • Fred Biletnikoff (12:30-2:00 p.m.) • Takeo Spikes (2:00-3:30 p.m.) • Ted Hendricks (2:00-3:30 p.m.) • John Taylor (3:30-5:00 p.m.) • Raymond Chester (3:30-5:00 p.m.)
You can catch the 50 Tour at an event near you soon!
“The 50 Tour: Champions of the Bay Presented by Chevron,” a mobile exhibit designed to celebrate the history of the Bay Area’s championship teams, the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. “The 50 Tour will celebrate the Bay Area’s place in Super Bowl history and give residents a chance to experience the excitement of the game’s golden anniversary,” said Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce. “We look forward to bringing the 50 Tour to communities around the Bay Area.” In addition to visiting communities around the region throughout the fall, the 50 Tour will have a companion app – Road to 50 – that will give Bay Area residents the chance to win prizes including a pair of tickets to Super Bowl 50. The 50 Tour will launch at “2015 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI” being held in the San Francisco Bay Area on September 9 and 10. The tour will make stops at a series of community events and festivals taking place around the region through midNovember. The 50 Tour will feature: • Champions Row: The Bay Area has more Super Bowl wins than any other region. Eight Bay Area Super Bowl Vince Lombardi Trophies will be on display – five from the San Francisco 49ers and three from the Oakland Raiders – with photo montages capturing the championship wins. The 50 Tour will be the first time that all eight championship trophies will be displayed together. • The Chevron STEM Zone: As the official STEM Education Partner of the Super Bowl Host Committee, Chevron invites you to visit the Chevron STEM Zone on the 50 Tour and at Super Bowl City. The Chevron STEM Zone is an interactive space that demonstrates how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fuels innovation all around us – through the lens of football. By interacting with the exhibits, participants learn how the principles of STEM are intertwined with the game of football in ways they may not have considered. Chevron STEM Zone has drawn thousands of visitors at science festivals and high-profile athletic events. Chevron partners with professional and college sports organizations at these events because they share the vision that excellence in STEM academics today will ensure that students are qualified for the jobs of tomorrow. • Super Bowl High School Honor Roll: Designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year’s game, program recognizes the high schools and communities that have positively impacted the game of football. This 50 Tour Super Bowl High School Honor Roll display will feature the greater Bay Area high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history, highlighting 99 players and coaches from the greater Bay Area region. Honored high schools will receive a commemorative Wilson golden football for every player or head coach who has appeared in a Super Bowl. PLAY 60, Play On: Produced in partnership with the NFL Foundation, this interactive play zone will include an NFL PLAY 60 obstacle course, football-themed play extravaganza’s led by Playworks and an Imagination Playground – an innovative play system that inspires children’s creativity. This zone will be one element of the PLAY 60, Play On legacy initiative which brings the nation’s best play programs together to impact tens of thousands of low-income children, youth, and young adults – both in the Bay Area and around the globe – by combining football, fun, fitness and philanthropy. In partnership with KaBOOM!, Playworks, and U.S. Fund For UNICEF, Play 60, Play On will bring physically active, imaginative and interactive play to children where they are. • The Re(a)d Zone: This family-friendly space will encourage a love for reading with access to thousands of digital titles and learning games and NFL players and Legends and other local celebrities hosting reading hours as part of the Host Committee’s early literacy initiative focused on increasing third-grade proficiency throughout the Bay Area. • Autograph Sessions: Fans will have the opportunity to meet current and former NFL players, as well as other Bay Area champions.
Autograph Sessions: Fans will have the opportunity to meet current and former NFL players, as well as other Bay Area champions
September 12 – 13: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Mountain View
September 18: Downtown Date Night at Fremont Street Eats, Fremont
September 19 – 20: Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival, Santa Clara
September 26-27: Pacific Coast Fog Fest, Pacifica
October 2 – 4: Sonoma Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
October 11: Viva Calle SJ, San Jose
October 31 – November 1: Super Fright Night on the Waterfront, Vallejo
November 7 – 8: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
November 15: Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings Game
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