Congratulations Santa Clara!
All eyes will focus on Santa Clara on February 7, 2016 when the 50th anniversary Super Bowl game is played in Levi’s Stadium. The date of the most-watched TV program in the U.S. was announced today by the National Football League.
FEBRUARY 7 2016 IS ANNOUNCED AS DATE FOR SUPER BOWL IN SANTA CLARA STADIUM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Millions of people around the world will focus on Santa Clara on February 7, 2016 when the 50th anniversary Super Bowl game is played in Levi’s Stadium. The date of the most-watched TV program in the U.S. was announced today by the National Football League.
It is the latest milestone for Levi’s® Stadium as the new home to the San Francisco 49ers and one of the world’s best outdoor sports and entertainment venues. The $1.2 billion venue will have 1.85 million square feet, seat up to 72,000 and will feature an expected 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats. It was designed to be a multi-purpose facility with the flexibility to host a wide range of events, including domestic and international soccer, college football, motocross, concerts and various civic events, and will be expandable for major events such as Super Bowl 50.
“We are incredibly proud to have been selected as the best place in America to host the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl,” said Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews. “Every event broadcast from Levi’s® Stadium will showcase our region’s beauty, culture and innovation. The Super Bowl multiplies that positive recognition exponentially.”
The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau expects that numerous hotel and motel rooms in the City will be fully booked during Super Bowl, with fans pouring money into the local economy at local restaurants, shops and other businesses. Sales tax and Transient Occupancy Tax paid on hotel/motel rooms generate revenues for the City’s General Fund that pays for core services such as police, fire, library, parks and streets.
“The stadium is a catalyst for significant economic development opportunities for Santa Clara,” said Mayor Matthews. “It is encouraging private investment in development as well as bringing thousands of 49er fans and other stadium event attendees to our community to enjoy our perfect weather, museums, and other dining and entertainment venues.”
The schedule for the 49ers inaugural season in Levi’s® Stadium is expected to be announced in April. The first Levi’s® Stadium event will be a Major League Soccer match on August 2nd between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders FC.
Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau
David Andre, (408) 380-1235, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee
Nathan Ballard, (415) 235-6283, email@example.com
PJ Johnston, (415) 260-8417, firstname.lastname@example.org