Prince singing in the rain. Perhaps one of the greatest performances in Super Bowl history by one of music’s most talented artists ever and it was during halftime of Super Bowl XLI in Miami between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts on February 4, 2007.
Amazon has drafted NFL Films to create its new series All or Nothing, offering fans “a glimpse into the week-to-week drama that unfolds within the lives of players, coaches and owners of an NFL franchise during the course of the regular season.” The series will debut exclusively on Amazon Video with the inaugural season spotlighting the 2015 Arizona Cardinals later this summer. Overall, eight hour-long episodes will be produced.
“All or Nothing will deliver the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at America’s most popular sports and entertainment media property the NFL’s regular season and we couldn’t have asked for a better franchise for our inaugural season than the Arizona Cardinals,” said Jordan Levin, Chief Content Officer, NFL Media. ”We’re thrilled to team up with Amazon on this new series, providing fans even more ways to engage with award-winning NFL programming over a variety of digital channels.”
Super Bowl 50 is on track to be the most tech-savvy sports event in history and will be played at Levi’s Stadium, the most tech-savvy stadium in the world.
Many amazing sportstech startups and sportsbiz professionals are involved with Super Bowl 50 in a variety of ways, so we want to give everyone an opportunity to also connect with each other during this historic week for the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Join us Wednesday, February 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the rooftop lounge of Jones (map) for a mixer event with a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We’ve invited friends from sports and tech startups, investors and VC’s, sponsors, partners, athletes, NFL, Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, 50 Fund, our local Bay Area professional and college sports organizations and more, so everyone is welcome to attend.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and include a hosted bar until 7pm.
Please register at our Eventbrite page:
If you’re interested to sponsor or if you are a startup that wants to be featured at the event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the matchup set for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, soon people will refer to Levi’s Stadium as where the Super Bowl was hosted back in 2016.
It wasn’t that long ago Levi’s Stadium was brand new…opening just two football seasons ago in 2014.
We look back at the timelapse rise tech savvy 1.9 million square foot stadium built in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California and home to the San Francisco 49ers.
Levi’s® Stadium Facts:
• April 19, 2012: Construction crews broke ground for new Levi’s® Stadium
• July 17, 2014: Levi’s® Stadium opened
• Estimated construction cost: $1.2 billion
• Capacity: 68,500 (expandable to 75,000+)
• Record attendance: 79,976 (for WrestleMania on March 29, 2015)
• Named Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal (May 2015) and Venue of the Year by The Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain (June 2015)
• February 7, 2016: Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s® Stadium Unique Levi’s® Stadium Features: • Two-thirds of seats are in lower deck • Suite tower with 8,500 club seats and 165 luxury suites
• First NFL stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification
• 27,000 square foot living roof with 40 different types of vegetation
• Three solar pedestrian bridges connecting main parking area to stadium
• Massive 48’ x 20’ video scoreboard
• San Francisco 49ers Museum Other Major Events Hosted at Levi’s® Stadium:
• WWE WrestleMania 31 • 2015 NHL Stadium Series (Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks)
• International Champions Cup soccer match (FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United)
• Concerts by One Direction, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and The Grateful Dead
• PAC-12 football championship games
Drones are increasingly providing stunning images and views for sports, fans, teams and venues, but they also pose a risk over crowds as technology for drones races ahead of technology for safety.
San Francisco 49ers and the FAA have teamed up for a public service announcement about drone safety, featuring Eric Reid, the defensive safety for the 49ers.
Levi’s Stadium, home of the 49ers, will host Super Bowl 50 in February 2016, so as drones become more common, it’s important for fans and users to understand what is safe.