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The Super Bowl in San Francisco & The Box SF Event Spaces

Looking At The History of the Super Bowl in San Francisco & The Box SF's Prime Location 

San Francisco has long been celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and thus it comes as no surprise that the Bay Area should enjoy a storied history of hosting some pretty spectacular events, including one of the United States’ greatest spectacles: the Super Bowl. From athletic competitions to music festivals, Bay Area events draw celebrants from every corner of the globe.

And, at the heart of it all is The Box SF, the original home of the printing plant launched by America’s first great media mogul, William Randolph Hearst. Today, the lovingly restored building stands as one of the Bay Area’s premier private event and meeting venues. With its vintage deco aesthetic, lavish collection of curated print materials and antique printing equipment, and highly customizable rental spaces, The Box SF is an ideal locale for private gatherings and high level business meetings alike. The Box SF is just 2 blocks South of Market where the 2016 Superbowl City was built! The Box SF was home to over a week of events with Clients and Celebrities from all over North America! And now San Francisco will host the Superbowl again in 2026!

This article explores the fascinating history of the Super Bowl in San Francisco, the roster of world-class events hosted by the Bay Area annually, and the unique role The Box SF plays as a preeminent San Francisco event space.

San Francisco and the Super Bowl

San Francisco is home to one of the oldest and winningest teams in the history of the NFL: the illustrious San Francisco 49ers. With an extraordinary five Super Bowl wins, the 49ers launched the careers of some of the sports world’s most iconic figures, including Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Deion Sanders.

But it’s not just the team that has made NFL history. The Bay Area has also hosted the Super Bowl, arguably the Big Kahuna of sporting events in the US, twice already, the first time in 1985 and then again in 2016. And it is scheduled to welcome the big event for the third time in 2026, at the acclaimed Levi’s Stadium. 

And that means that, as preparations for Super Bowl LX ramp up in San Francisco, so too does the interest in the diverse array of event spaces available for gatherings large and small in the hours and days prior to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. The centrally located The Box SF is a mere 40 minute drive from Levi’s Stadium. That makes the site a perfect balance of proximity and distance, close enough for easy game day access, far enough away to avoid the chaos and crowds immediately preceding the event. Most of the major activities are held in San Francisco even though the Game will be played in Santa Clara.

Whether you plan to attend the big game and check another item off your bucket list or you are looking to capitalize on the lure of this rare event, The Box SF has the rental spaces for you. Looking for a site to host a Bay Area reunion with friends and family prior to the big game, The Box SF’s Gate Room offers scenic panoramic views and ample space with one-of-a-kind amenities, including a 337+ year old banquet table carved from city gates of an ancient Chinese village.

Or perhaps you’re hoping to build your brand by leveraging the immense, international crowds that will gather for game week. The Box SF features a wide range of customizable and configurable spaces to suit every business need, from trade shows to product launches to board meetings and gifting suites, coupled with full tech buildout capabilities!

Best of all, whether you’re hosting a game week family reunion, a social gathering, or a corporate event, our expert guest services team will work with you at every stage to make your special occasion an unprecedented success. From assisting with tech setup and operation to configuring the space to your exact specifications to providing food and drink services, the team at The Box SF has you covered.

San Francisco's Prime Location as an Event Space

San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. From Chinatown to Japantown to the thriving Latino community, the Bay Area is a whole world unto itself. And that means that San Francisco boasts one of the most eclectic and exciting annual itineraries anywhere in the US. 

The celebration of the Chinese New Year in February is likely the largest festival outside of China itself. Likewise, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is the crown jewel of San Francisco’s Japantown, one of only three Japantowns still existing in the US. And then there’s the annual St. Patrick’s Day festival, one of the city’s most popular events, drawing some 100,000 people to the festivities each year. Finally one of the largest celebrations is San Francisco Pride and it’s massive Parade draws over 250,000 visitors from all over the globe 

And, once again, the centrally-located The Box SF is at the center of all the fun. Located just over one mile from Chinatown, our historic building offers event spaces available for rent by the hour, the day, or the evening. Its unique attractions include a full-scale working replica of a 19th century general store, one of the world’s largest collections of rare books, print materials, and antique printing equipment, and an authentic underground speakeasy accessible by two movable fireplaces and featuring a fully-stocked wine cellar. 

That means that our historic locale is a truly unique venue for taking your next holiday celebration or business meeting to the next level. Whether you’re gathering to celebrate the Chinese New Year, to delight in the wonder of the spring cherry blossoms, or to make your St. Patty’s day one for the record books, the vintage charm of The Box SF is the perfect complement for your San Francisco celebrations. 

Culture and Class in Old San Fran

The San Francisco Bay Area isn’t just known for its cultural diversity. It’s also one of the world’s preeminent cities for the arts and culture. As such, it is also the venue for some of the world’s great cultural festivals. 

For instance, the San Francisco International Film Festival, held each April, is the longest-running film festival in the Americas, and also among the most prestigious. Likewise, the Fillmore Jazz festival, a summer favorite, has quite a reputation for launching legends, including greats like Duke Ellington and Billie Holliday.

And The Box SF is itself no stranger to the arts scene. As home to the thriving Artists and Makers Fair, for example, The Box SF loves creators of every stripe. And if you are looking for a venue to showcase your wares or connect with other artists, makers, and creative connoisseurs we have the spaces for you.

Reach out to the experienced and dedicated staff at The Box SF today to start planning your event in the heart of the bustling, booming, and beautiful Bay Area!

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