SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Over 1 million people are expected to flock to the area of Market Street near the Ferry Building in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 festivities in late January and early February.
And Muni officials said they are ready for the influx of people.
“We’re ensuring that transportation works not just for the visitors, not just for the football fans, but for the people who are doing their day-to-day work,” SFMTA Planning Manager Peter Albert said.
“The morning commute should pretty much be unaffected because, as we talked about, the big events kick in about 10 or 11 in the day,” Albert added.
The biggest of the Super Bowl 50 activities in San Francisco will be the Super Bowl city festival at the end of Market Street. And that means cars and public transit vehicles will not be on Market, as it will be closed from Beale to the Ferry Building.
“Some of the Muni lines that terminate in downtown, those terminals will not be affected,” Albert said. “Some will, those terminating on Mission Street, right by Mission and Steuart, Mission and Spear. Their terminal might be moved a block away.”
The F-line trolley will also see a change. From Castro to downtown, a bus will take the place of the trolley.
Then, once at Mission and the Embarcadero, passengers will transfer to the trolley to continue on to Fisherman’s Wharf. For those who travel underground via the Muni subway, there will be additional service.
“We look at not just running longer and more extensive trains in the midday, but in the evening to compliment the intense service already at the peek periods,” Albert said.
The events will take place in the course of nine days, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7.