The Super Bowl 50 festivities will be on our doorstep very soon, and there are some things which will have a direct impact on our neighborhood and how we get around on a daily basis. Your GGTA representatives as well as other local groups have been monitoring the planning meetings.
To accommodate the Super Bowl City activities, the southbound lanes of the Embarcadero will be closed starting around January 23 and remain closed thru about February 11. During that time, traffic will be detoured onto Washington Street to Battery Street. At least two blocks of Market Street will be closed. Assurances have been made that intersections are to be staffed with traffic control officers, lights are to be synchronized to allow for a smooth traffic flow and construction sites are to be closed down.
The Eastern block of Sue Bierman Park will be the site of part of the Super Bowl City events. This section of the park will be fenced off beginning about January 29 thru February 11. Access to the park will be thru gates staffed by security personnel. Bags, backpacks, etc will be subject to inspection. There will be no fees charged to enter the park. The children’s playground will be open in the mornings and perhaps into the afternoons.
Beer and wine will be sold until 30 to 60 minutes before events end. Events in the park will include the use of sound stages. Events will start no earlier than 11:00 am. Those on Fridays and Saturdays will end by 10:00 pm. Events on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will end by 9:00 pm. Sunday and Tuesday events will end by 4:00 pm.
We have been assured that noise levels will be kept within reasonable limits and stage lights are to be turned off within 30 minutes of the end of an event. Here is a hotline phone number for complaints: (415) 735-6927. If no relief, you can call 311, or the non-emergency SFPD number (415) 553-0123.”
On the afternoon of January 30, the Bay Bridge light show will return and there will be a fireworks show from barges in the bay. On February 6, there will be another fireworks show launched from barges near Treasure Island.
“There will be robust federal, state and local security in the area, and Gateway management advises it is adding uniformed SFPD officers and plainclothes officers to its security force during the Super Bowl festivities.”