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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Getting to and from downtown San Francisco during Super Bowl week may become a challenge and Bay Area Rapid Transit says riders will need to take into account some changes.
While Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on February 7, main activity during Super Bowl week will be at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco.
The Super Bowl City fan village at Justin Herman Plaza is located just above the Embarcadero Center Station. BART says it will close the Embarcadero station entrance/exit to Market Street at Spear Street from January 30 through February 7, except during the hours of 6:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
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BART says the other five entrances to Embarcadero Station would remain open during business hours during Super Bowl City.
Montgomery and Powell stations are also expected to be busy as it will be the stop for attendees to the NFL Experience at Moscone Center, a few blocks from Montgomery St.
The agency says it anticipates the highest ridership on BART will be Saturday, January 30; and Wednesday, February 3 through Saturday, February 6.
BART plans to add additional cars to trains during non-commute periods, especially on lines that serve San Francisco and Oakland airports. Monday, February 8 is expected to be especially busy on lines serving the airports.
Tips for BART Travelers
- BART recommends buying round trip tickets when possible. BART staffers may also set up tables to augment ticket sales at six stations: Fremont, Dublin/Pleasanton, Millbrae, El Cerrito del Norte, Pittsburg/Bay Point and San Francisco International Airport Station.
- Use a Clipper Card to avoid lines at the ticket machine. For the Super Bowl, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is offering limited edition collectible Clipper Cards with images of the Super Bowl 50 logo, Levi’s Stadium and the San Francisco skyline.
- Plan for limited parking. Unless riders have a monthly parking permit, BART strongly encourages riders to avoid driving themselves to BART station as lots are expected to be busier than usual. Consider mass transit, carpooling, bicycling or having someone drop you off.