The Semi-Centennial Super Bowl
On February 7, 2016, football fans will receive another chance to cheer wildly for their favorite team and it competes with the other, vying for the top title. This year, the Super Bowl will take place in Levi’s Stadium, a newly built stadium in San Jose, California. The stadium is located right next to California’s Great America theme park, home to the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in California, the “Gold Striker”.
Every year, the Super Bowl is football’s biggest event, and this will be first one ever held in the San Francisco Bay Area. For this reason, it has been dubbed as the Golden Super Bowl, named after the 1849 CA Gold Rush. Crowds will squeeze into the already crowded region in California approximately a week prior to the event, and the fever will culminate on the day of the event.
Courtesy of CBS, Super Bowl fanatics will be given the privilege to watch the anticipated event without paying ridiculously high prices for tickets. This year, the network will live stream the game for free. The cameras pinpointing players that hold the ball or with the potential to do so are always running with the players, which help the viewers to follow along and view everything clearly.
Levi’s Stadium has had several issues since its opening, such as not having ample security measures and slippery, easily jaded grass surfaces. It may not be of a high enough caliber for such a game, but those in the Bay Area are just excited that the event is coming.
The Super Bowl isn’t complete without halftime performances. Last year, Katy Perry rocked out and had a blast with the audience. This year, British rock band Coldplay will perform for the halftime show, and it is rumored that Beyoncé or Taylor Swift may make a guest appearance.
The excitement will just keep rising as the Super Bowl is just cruising around the corner. May the force be with the winning team and good luck to all of the players in Super Bowl 50.