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Super Bowl 50: Safety Tips & Other Advice

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Super Bowl tips — seems like everyone's got some. Today, we bring you a rundown of some of the most useful for both residents and visitors.

 "Events" "FAQ" "What To Do" and "Updates." Titles flank San Francisco Bay Area Host Committee seal and are above an image of a football field with a gold "50" and a "Super Bowl 50" logo football.
The city's Super Bowl 50 web page is a helpful resource for San Francisco Super Bowl fun.

The top tips are the safety and security reminders from our friends at the San Francisco Police Department and the Department of Emergency Management. At today's public safety press conference for the Super Bowl, the SFMTA stood with our city partners to highlight the public's role in helping to make next week's events safe and fun.

  • If you are parking a car (hopefully not near the event areas), park smart — take all of your belongings with you. 
  • If you see something, say something. Call 9-1-1. Notify a police officer if there is one nearby. Also call 9-1-1 to receive help for emergencies, or potential emergencies.
  • Register for emergency text alerts by texting ‘AlertSF’ to 888-777.
  • Know before you go.  Bags with a maximum size of 18” by 18” are permitted in Super Bowl City.  A list of prohibited items can found at http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SBCity_Screening-Process.pdf.
  • No drone zone: Call 9-1-1 or notify law enforcement or security personnel if you see a drone or someone operating a drone.
  • Purchase transit tickets from official kiosks only.  Avoid the lines and download MuniMobile Android/iPhone app ahead of time for all single and multi-day Muni, bus, rail and cable car tickets. Visit www.sfmta.com/munimobile

Of course, one of the best tips for getting to or around the fun is to stay informed.

  1. Sign up for email updates.

  2. Follow us on Twitter: @sfmta_muni

  3. Visit sfgov.org/sb50 San Francisco's landing page for event info and resources.

  4. Plan your trips with 511. Check 511.org/superbowl50 for updates on regional travel.

  5. Follow this blog, Moving SF, for in-depth updates.

And local news station WJZY in North Carolina shares Better Business Bureau tips for fans to safeguard their money when buying tickets and making travel arrangements. 

If you still want more guidance for a fun Super Bowl celebration, surely The Chronicle (here and here), New York Times or Buzzfeed can help.