Connect with the SportsTech and SportsBiz Communities During Super Bowl 50 Week in SF


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:

And, even if you can’t make it, please join our SF Meetup group for future events, join our worldwide newsletter or follow us on Twitter @sportscolab.

If you’re interested to sponsor or if you are a startup that wants to be featured at the event, please email us at


The Rise of Levi’s Stadium, Host of Super Bowl 50

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

Other Events:

• 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

San Francisco 49ers Tackle Drone Safety for FAA

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.