Host Committee Handoff Ceremony Signals Official Count Down to Super Bowl 50

Representatives from the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee took part in their first official Super Bowl 50 duty today; the Host Committee Handoff Ceremony at Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona.

CEO Keith Bruce and Chairman Daniel Lurie of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York represented the Bay Area, along with their counterparts Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee President & CEO Jay Parry and Chairman David Rousseau and Arizona Cardinals Football Club President Michael Bidwill.

“The Super Bowl is an incredible opportunity for any region, and we are honored to be hosting the milestone Super Bowl 50 in our region; we intend to showcase all the Bay Area has to offer – from Pebble Beach to wine country – to visitors and viewers from around the globe,” said Keith Bruce. “We see Super Bowl 50 as a powerful catalyst for our region.”

The Arizona Host Committee presented Bruce and Lurie with a Tiffany’s tray to commemorate the passing of the torch from Arizona to the San Francisco Bay Area for Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

“We believe that Super Bowl can also be a tremendous platform for good,” said Daniel Lurie. “We are committed to making Super Bowl 50 the most philanthropic Super Bowl yet, and leave a legacy that could last for generations and really lift our communities up.”

The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has pledged 25% of every dollar they raise to be invested in Bay Area nonprofits through 50 Fund, its legacy initiative. Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s® Stadium – home of the 49ers – in Santa Clara, Calif., bringing the nation’s biggest sporting event back to the Bay Area for the first time since 1985. Super Bowl 50 will take place on February 7, 2016.