Super Bowl XLVII

Bay Area Sports

  • The San Francisco-Bay Area wins the bid to host Super Bowl 50.
  • The America’s Cup is held in the San Francisco Bay and Oracle Team USA representing the Golden Gate Yacht Club defeats Emirates Team New Zealand 9-8. 
    • AT&T Park hosts the championship rounds of the World Baseball Classic, with the Dominican Republic defeating Puerto Rico. 
    • The 49ers play their last game at Candlestick Park.  With 225 victories, they have the most wins by any team in their home stadium in the history of the NFL.

Bay Area Bests

  • San Jose native Joey Chestnut sets the world record for most hot dogs and buns eaten in 12 minutes with 69 at the annual Nations Hot Dog Eating Contest.  
    • Eleven years after construction began, the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge opens to the public during Labor Day weekend. The most expensive public works project in California cost just over $6.4 billion.
    • Autodesk opens a 27,000 Sq. Ft. LEED-certified Workshop on the San Francisco Bay.
    • Twitter releases an IPO priced at $26 per share.
      • The Tom Lantos Tunnels that bypasses the dangerous Devil’s Slide area between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica opens. The 4,200 feet-long tunnels become the second longest in California.