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More than a Big Game

The Super Bowl is more than just a big football game—it’s also a reason to throw a big party. And Santa Clara University is starting the celebration early.

The Super Bowl is more than just a big football game—it’s also a reason to throw a big party. And with Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, Santa Clara University is starting the celebration early.

In partnership with the city of Santa Clara, SCU will host an exciting day-long free festival on Saturday, Feb. 6, featuring a concert by Huey Lewis and The News. The Super Community Celebration also includes a pep rally with NFL cheerleaders and former Super Bowl champions, a celebrity flag football game, interactive games for kids, gourmet food trucks, and a beer and wine garden.

The festival and concert are free but will require admission tickets.

Visitors to Santa Clara are also invited to check our free on-campus art and history museum, the de Saisset Museum. A current exhibit, “On Top of the Game,” explores the dynamic history of the first 100 years of Bronco sports.

It’s fitting that SCU plays a role in the Super Bowl festivities. A Santa Clara alumnus is responsible for bringing professional football to the Bay Area—Tony Morabito ’31 founded the San Francisco 49ers (the team’s colors are red, representing SCU, and gold, representing the gold rush). And former SCU football player Gary Filizetti ’67, MBA ’69 headed the construction company that built Levi’s Stadium.

More information on local events this week can be found on the City of Santa Clara’s Super Bowl 50 website.

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