Super Bowl City

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Super Bowl 50 costs more than expected, but reportedly made SF money

Four months after hosting Super Bowl 50 -- an event that stirred…

 

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Board approves reimbursing vendors displaced by Super Bowl City

Street artists and food vendors displaced by Super Bowl 50 in and…

 

The Chai Cart on Market Street is one of several businesses that was hurt as a result of San Francisco hosting Super Bowl 50. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF could pay each vendor displaced by Super Bowl event up to $600

Street artists and vendors who were displaced by Super Bowl City are…

 

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Super Bowl boosted SF’s hotel tax revenues, industry leaders say

San Francisco hotels scored big during Super Bowl weekend, generating a $5.3…

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Minister Christopher Mohamad speaks to the San Francisco Board

Rise up, San Francisco: This is your Citizen Advocacy Guide

There’s a current running through San Francisco. Dissatisfaction is boiling. You can…

Minister Christopher Mohamad speaks to the San Francisco Board
Priscilla Smith serves chai to customers at The Chai Cart located on Market Street. A different cart owned by the business was cleared out to make room for Super Bowl City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City may pay back businesses sacked by Super Bowl

Those watered down, $8 Miller cans are crushed. The militaristic, rifle-toting police…

Priscilla Smith serves chai to customers at The Chai Cart located on Market Street. A different cart owned by the business was cleared out to make room for Super Bowl City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
BART’s ridership for the weekend broke into the agency’s top 10 busiest Saturdays. (Examiner file photo)

BART reports record-breaking ridership numbers for Super Bowl City, Muni ridership also grows

Preliminary numbers are in, and local transit agencies netted huge boosts in…

BART’s ridership for the weekend broke into the agency’s top 10 busiest Saturdays. (Examiner file photo)
“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters demand SF address homelessness amid Super Bowl hype

Protesters stood in sharp contrast to the festivities taking place at Super…

“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Some hotels in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont, are going the extra mile in terms of sustainability efforts. But Super Bowl 50 — and the accompanying increase in The City’s visitors — may have unintended effects on the environment. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Airbnb, hotels strive to be sustainable

San Francisco is now Super Bowl City with a population expected to…

Some hotels in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont, are going the extra mile in terms of sustainability efforts. But Super Bowl 50 — and the accompanying increase in The City’s visitors — may have unintended effects on the environment. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)

Montana still reigns over a city, a sport

His hair is silver now, the color of four Vince Lombardi Trophies,…

Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding the "illegal" Verizon ad on the side of Four Embarcadero be removed. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City attorney demands removal of Super Bowl Verizon ad signs at Four Embarcadero

The Verizon advertising signs installed as part of Super Bowl City on…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding the "illegal" Verizon ad on the side of Four Embarcadero be removed. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

Santa Clara won’t pay for Super Bowl 50, but San Francisco will

San Francisco’s taxpayers will foot the bill to host a weeklong celebration…

Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)
To the dismay of Castro district merchants, the F-Market & Wharves streetcar line will dead end at Super Bowl City from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Super Bowl train loss may hurt Castro businesses

Castro district merchants are sounding the alarm, fearing the upcoming Super Bowl…

To the dismay of Castro district merchants, the F-Market & Wharves streetcar line will dead end at Super Bowl City from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Courtesy Super Bowl 50 Host CommitteeDespite Super Bowl 50 actually taking place in Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium

Balls: Super Bowl City has got no game

San Francisco won't be just The City in the next few months.…

Courtesy Super Bowl 50 Host CommitteeDespite Super Bowl 50 actually taking place in Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The ExaminerThe San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee shares its plans for the Super Bowl 50 fan village

Plans unveiled for ‘Super Bowl City’ fan village in SF

Justin Herman Plaza will transform into a weeklong football-themed fan village next…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The ExaminerThe San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee shares its plans for the Super Bowl 50 fan village