Your Guide to All Things Super Bowl 50

By Victoria Barnett

January 14, 2016

It’s less than a month until Super Bowl 50, and you need to be up to speed on everything related to the event! Read below for some fast facts about Super Bowl 50 – from the date, location and time to what to bring and what not to bring, we’ve got you covered.

When is Super Bowl 50?

Super Bowl 50 will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Where is Super Bowl 50?

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA is host to Super Bowl 50.

This “smart” stadium is one of the most high-tech stadiums in the world and the perfect place for the 2016 Super Bowl. Voted “Sports Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal, Levi’s Stadium is guaranteed to give you a one-of-a-kind experience other stadiums can’t match. The stadium certainly sets the standard high with its high-tech and sustainable features. 

Where do the Super Bowl 50 teams stay?

The team hotels will be the San Jose Marriott and the Santa Clara Marriott.

What time is the Super Bowl 50 Kickoff?

Super Bowl 50 will kick off at 6:30 pm EST.

Who will perform the Super Bowl 50 halftime show?

Coldplay will perform the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 halftime show. Fun fact: The halftime show will actually be in daylight since Levi’s Stadium has no roof and the local time will be around 5 pm. This actually presents a challenge – lighting always has a big impact on the show, but this year they won’t have the darkness or the power of lighting. Looks like they’ll have to trade the spotlight for the sunlight.

What should I bring to the game?

The most important item you need is your Super Bowl 50 ticket. (Shocker, right?) You should also bring the other common sense items: I.D., money, cellphone, etc. The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its diverse microclimates and fog, so bring/wear layers! In early February, the average high is about 62° F.  

In addition, you are allowed to bring blankets, cameras with 3-inch lenses or shorter, flags without poles, food and fruit (must be cut into pieces), plastic bottles (sealed), seat cushions, strollers and umbrellas.

What are the prohibited items?

The following items are prohibited:

Any distraction to the game

Klaxons, bullhorns, whistles or any other noisemakers

Any fan perceived to be intoxicated

Laser pointers of any type


Mistreatment of visiting team fans, including verbal abuse, harassment, profanity, confrontations, intimidation, or threatening behavior.

Bags that violate the Bag Policy (see Bag Policy below)

Obscene or abusive language and / or behavior

Cans, glass bottles or alcoholic beverages.

Occupying any seat without the appropriate ticket

Coolers (including soft-sided coolers)

Offensive clothing

Disorderly conduct or obscenity (see “CODE OF CONDUCT”)

Projectiles (footballs, Frisbees, etc.)

Failure to follow the directions of law enforcement, security, ushers, ticket takers, or any other Levi’s® Stadium personnel.

Selfie Sticks

Fighting, taunting, or threatening remarks and / or gestures

Signs, banners or poles

Gang activity


Glow sticks, light-up costumes, light-up signs, battery packs

Throwing objects of any kind

Intoxication or signs of impairment related to alcohol or drugs

Weapons of any kind (including silverware) 

Irresponsible drinking or behavior


What is the bag policy?

Levi’s® Stadium prohibits all bags, backpacks and other carriers from being brought into the stadium with the following exceptions:

  • Approved clear plastic bags (12” x 6” x 12”)
  • One gallon clear plastic zip lock type bags
  • Small Clutch Bag (the size of an adult hand) (4.5” x 6.5”)
  • Seat Cushion

Who won the Super Bowl last year?

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX. Tom Brady threw four touchdowns, and Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass in the end zone with 20 seconds remaining to lead the New England Patriots to a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. It was a big night for Tom Brady as he landed his 13th career Super Bowl touchdown pass, breaking Joe Montana’s record.

Who was the Super Bowl MVP last year?

Tom Brady was the Super Bowl MVP in 2015 as he threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns. This was his 3rd Super Bowl MVP title.

How can I attend Super Bowl 50?

Good news! With an Official NFL On Location Ticket Package through QuintEvents, you can secure your spot at Super Bowl 50 and experience the thrill of a lifetime. See you at Levi’s Stadium!

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