SAN FRANCISCO—The City of San Francisco is anticipating over one million visitors starting this week for its nine-days of activities and events leading up to Super Bowl 50. A considerable number of visitors are expected to be coming in from Denver, Colorado to support the Denver Broncos. Super Bowl City will be taking place at the Justin Herman Plaza, as well as Embarcadero across from the Ferry Building. The city’s Moscone Center will also be hosting events for interactive games and musical performances.

Events will begin Saturday, January 30 through Sunday, February 7; the day of the Super Bowl. The city began setting up for the event on Saturday, January 23, and anticipates closures of specific roads until Friday, February 12 for additional days to dismantle and return event sites back to their normal state.

Road blocks will be in place on Market Street and Embarcadero, with areas affected on Market, Steuart, Don Che, Beale, Spear, Main, Howard, and Mission Streets. The city is encouraging drivers to allocate additional time to commute to and from work, and use alternative transportation methods during announced closures. Drivers can expect to be re-routed on the southbound areas of the Embarcadero into the Financial District. On Tuesday, February 2, Howard Street will shut down between Third and Fourth Street for the Moscone Center showcase of Super Bowl City. 

Buses and taxis will have designated loading zones during these closures, but private vehicle services such as Uber and Lyft will not have access to these loading areas.

Super Bowl 50, which will feature the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers doing battle, will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California; home of the SF 49ers. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 7. The game will be live-streamed on for people who are looking to avoid the record-setting crowds in the Bay Area. 

For more information, all traffic and road closure information can be viewed at and the San Francisco Metro Transit Authority’s website at

A map of San Francisco's road closures for Super Bowl 50.
A map of San Francisco’s road closures for Super Bowl 50.