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SAN JOSE (CBSMiami) – Festivities for Super Bowl 50 will really get going on Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The NFL will get things going by hosting the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night which is fueled by Gatorade.
The event will take place at the SAP Center in San Jose, home of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, at 5 p.m. local time, which is 8 p.m. on the east coast.
Super Bowl Opening Night is a change from the traditional Media Day which is generally held on the Tuesday morning before the big game.
It will be the first time that players and coaches will meet with the media after arriving in the Bay Area.
Fans have the opportunity to sit in the arena stands and watch thousands of media members interview the Panthers and Broncos.
The NFL is giving out gift bags to the fans in attendance, which includes a radio so they can tune into the NFL Network coverage and listen to some of the individual player interviews.
There will also be cheerleader appearances and musical performances at the now sold out event.