Tonight’s Super Bowl 50 clash is being hosted by the tech spectacular Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. It is quite fitting really, that the Golden Super Bowl is being held in the US’ Golden State.
We were fortunate to have the chance to watch a football game at the stadium back in 2014 as part of our Californian summer road trip. It was the first football game at the new stadium (not the first game, which was a soccer game a couple of weeks before), and weirdly saw the 49ers hosting the Super Bowl hopefuls, Denver Broncos, in what turned out to be a horribly one-sided pre-season affair in favour of Peyton Manning’s experienced side.
Although we were staying in San Francisco at the time, the trip to the 49ers home involved a 40 mile train journey to the sunnier climes of Santa Clara. The temperature difference was incredible, which saw us leave a grey and gloomy San Francisco only to arrive at the Great America station later in the morning with an urgent need to acclimatize to the 10 degrees hotter climate. The route was very easy: We hopped on the Caltrain at 4th Street, changing at Mountain View to get on the VTA for the final leg. The trains were efficient and comfortable, and the ride itself was cheap and cheerful, jam-packed full of football fans. The stadium itself was incredible, putting out UK equivalents to shame. It had free wi-fi, fully stocked cocktail bars and plenty of food options. Each seat had drink holders and we had a great view to watch the game in the sunshine.
Those travelling to the stadium today for the Big One are certainly in for a treat!
6.30ET for Super Bowl 50 Kick-Off – May the best team win!
Some Recommended Post SB50 San Francisco Bars
21st Amendment Brewery, http://21st-amendment.com/
Jaspers Corner Tap, http://jasperscornertap.com/
Hard Water, Pier 33, http://hardwaterbar.com/
Bouron & Branch, James/O’Farrell, http://www.bourbonandbranch.com/