Getting Around During the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl draws massive crowds annually. With the bicentennial anniversary event taking place this year at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the hassle of getting around couldn’t be tougher. Santa Clara and San Jose are two of the busiest California cities, and people will have to squeeze their way through the Super Bowl crowds.
Though this may seem tiring, public transportation is extremely simple, especially when it is upping its game for the football game. VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) has rolled out new blue buses in time for the game. These buses are shown in a picture attached with this article. Unlike the old white buses, which will also be used during the big game, the blue buses are cleaner for the environment, are free of advertisements on their sleek bodies, and have sensors to notify traffic lights to turn green promptly. A one-time ride on a VTA bus here is $2, though a day pass is recommended for Super Bowl enthusiasts who are visiting.
Caltrain is a one-hour train service interlinking San Jose and San Francisco. It will run on an unprecedented schedule, providing ample trains to guarantee that all of its passengers can make it to the Super Bowl. BART is the main subway system, which will also provide extra trains. The light rail is the main method of transportation, other than the buses, and it is relied upon heavily when games occur at the stadium. It has promised to run extra trains too.
For people arriving at San Francisco International Airport and who need to get to the stadium immediately, take BART (SF – Pittsburgh/Bay Point Line) from SFO to San Bruno, only one stop afterwards. Then, transfer on the other side of the platform to a BART train headed to Millbrae. At Millbrae, transfer to Caltrain and ride southbound to the Mountain View Station. Finally, transfer to the light rail headed to Winchester and disembark at the nearest station, where you will see the stadium big and clear.
For people arriving at San Jose International Airport, take a VTA bus to a local light rail station to the stadium station, or stay on the bus, since you may need to transfer.
Public transportation has made it extremely simple to get around during the Super Bowl. Should a place of residence be required, there are a plethora of hotels and Airbnb house owners to be of assistance.
The Super Bowl will be shown for TV viewers on CBS on February 7 at 3:30pm PST. The half-time show will include performances by Coldplay and Beyoncé. Although there is no favorite team and the 49ers are very unlikely to play in their own home stadium, the Super Bowl will continue to bring cheer for football fans across the country.