Super Bowl activities Jan. 29-Feb. 7 firming up

superbowlpreps

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):
u Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice is open daily
through Feb. 7; downtownicesj.com
u South First Fridays presents SoFA’s WINTER MRKT – Feb. 5, coinciding
with the February art walk; southfirstfridays.com
u Guadalupe River Run – Feb. 7, 5- and 10-kilometer race options begin at
9 a.m. Earn your guacamole on the Guadalupe; grpg.org
NFL:
All week: Marriott Hotel hosts the NFC champion team
All week: NFL merchandise store open at 300 S. First St.; nflshop.com
Monday: Super Bowl Opening Night (formerly Media Day) will take place at
SAP Center; $27.50; nfl.com/superbowl/50
Downtown community:
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 screenprintshowdown.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 fourbedroom
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.