SAP Center at San Jose Selected to Host “Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade”

Posted September 1st, 2015

Today, the City of San Jose shared its excitement for the SAP Center in Downtown San José being selected as official host site of Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade on Monday, February 1, 2016.

"With Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade at SAP Center, we look forward to a special welcome to the NFL champion teams, members of the media, and thousands of guests to our vibrant downtown," said Mayor Sam Liccardo. "Super Bowl 50 will provide a tremendous impact across our region."

"We will show the world our beautiful downtown and our welcoming community during a week of great Super Bowl activities in San José," Kim Walesh, San José Deputy City Manager and Director of Economic Development. "With our many partners, including San Jose Sports Authority, Team San José, the San José Downtown Association and the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, we’re already gearing up for a terrific week of hospitality and delight for our visitors across the entire Bay Area."

In addition to Super Bowl Opening Night, San Jose will also be a stop on The 50 Tour: Champions of the Bay Presented by Chevron. To be held at St. James Park during Viva CalleSJ Open Street Event on Sunday, October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s 50 Tour will display the eight Bay Area Super Bowl Vince Lombardi Trophies – 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.

During Game Week, San Jose will be hosting three Super Community events in celebration of the Big Game.

San Jose Super Community Event: First Friday Winter Market — On Friday, February 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Downtown San José SoFA District. Artists, craft retailers, live music, DIY activities, and art galleries will entertain visitors and residents in the downtown arts district. For more information, contact the San José Downtown Association at

San Jose Super Community Event: Downtown Ice — Guests can enjoy ice-skating under the palm trees throughout Super Bowl week. Downtown Ice will be open from November 13, 2015 through Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016. For more information, contact the San José Downtown Association at

San Jose Super Community Event: Super Guadalupe River Run — On the morning of the Big Game, bring the entire family and join fellow runners and walkers in the annual 10k and 5k run along the beautiful Guadalupe River Trail. For more information go to

San José will host the NFC Champion team, which will be staying at the San José Downtown Marriott Hotel and will practice at San José State University’s Spartan Stadium.

"Super Bowl 50 is truly a Bay Area celebration," said Patricia Ernstrom, Executive Director of the San José Sports Authority. "The exciting Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade at SAP Center at San José will be a great kickoff for the Big Game’s golden anniversary as we welcome thousands of media representatives and fans from around the world."

About San José Office of Economic Development

The San José Office of Economic Development is committed to a vital, competitive local economy that increases prosperity for people and companies. OED guides economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, connects employers with trained workers, and provides arts and cultural resources to our community. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @sjeconomy, #sjplace.

About the City of San José

Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the nation’s tenth largest city, and the largest city in Northern California, with an ethnically diverse population of more than one million. San José was founded in 1777, once served as the state capital of California, and now encompasses 180 square miles. The City’s website is

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