Primetime Super Bowl Opening Night to be held at SAP Center

The NFL will kick off Super Bowl 50 festivities in the San Francisco Bay Area by hosting participating teams in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade tonight at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

Super Bowl Opening Night is a shift from the traditional Media Day held on Tuesday morning. This will be the first time the players and coaches address the media while in the Bay Area. The event will begin at 5 p.m. PT with interviews from approximately 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. PT and 7 to 8 p.m. PT. on Monday. The AFC champion Denver Broncos will be up first, followed by the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.

Fans will be able to sit in the stands of the arena and watch thousands of media interview members of the Super Bowl teams.

Gift bags will be distributed to fans and include a radio to tune into the NFL Network coverage and listen to some of the individual player interviews from the podium microphones. In addition, there will be musical performances and player and cheerleader appearances.

Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc also will be part of the festivities surrounding the start of Super Bowl week. The Grammy-nominated artist will perform at 6 p.m. local time at City Stage in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza on the Embarcadero. The performance will be televised at the SAP Center.

Super Bowl 50 will be played this Sunday at Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information and updates on the event and other Super Bowl 50 celebrations, fans may visit SuperBowl.com or follow @SuperBowl on Twitter.

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