Local sports fans can nab Super Bowl volunteer jobs


Organizers of the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 taking place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara invited Bay Area sports fans on Tuesday to be part of the event as members of the stage crew.

About 500 fans will be chosen to be part of the crew that helps run the stage onto the field and performs other duties during the Feb. 7 Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, featuring the British band Coldplay and other special artists.

Super Bowl officials said the field team members will undergo a limited background check and must be over the age of 18 and able to attend all rehearsals.

Fans who want to be a part of the show are encouraged to register at Field team members will not get tickets to the game, but will remain on a list to possibly participate at future NFL events across the country.

The game is the nation's most-watched television program annually, with more than 114.4 million viewers watching last year, according to Super Bowl officials.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by jack rabbit
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2016 at 10:17 am

Why aren't positions offered to Disabled Folks ? Such as security monitors. Or any of the other levels of surveillance required for an event such as the Super Bowl . Having held a relatively high secret security clearance myself as have many of Silicon Valley's workforce, a background check would be quick and easy. Disabled does not necessarily mean unable to ensure a total or complete watch over an area. I, personally,would offer my time as a volunteer to assist in making the biggest event that is going to take place in our valley a safe and secure one. Organizers for this huge event should consider this idea. Security is no joke with a crowd this big and any extra eyes watching can only help. Heck, I'll get out of the house and be part of an Historic Event<><><>

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Posted by BP, no not that BP
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

How cynical is that? NfL would like you to work for free while they continue to rake in the dough. No, you will not have a ticket to the game! Let's not talk about paving over the soccer field for more parking or the obscene prices for the tickets and all the frills related to the Super Bowl.

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Posted by Agreed
a resident of Mayfield
on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

To: BP, no not that BP

I SO agree with you! Such a behemoth money-making machine and they want to exploit people for free. Unbelievable!!

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Posted by grandmakk
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

I agree ... not too different from Sutter Health (PAMF), which uses "volunteers" to Sutter's benefit, while they rake in the bucks.
Don't these people recognize how they're being exploited?

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Posted by parent
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

The volunteers don't get tickets to the game, but they do have to be at the game to participate in the half time show. What do they do before and after the show? Are they shuffled off to some dungeon somewhere?

BTW - if you click on the link, the web page says they are not accepting applications at this time. Was this a hoax to begin with?

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Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Hahahahahahaha... Volunteering to assist billionaires, how rich!

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Posted by grandmakk
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Parent - interesting that they aren't accepting applications. Is it because they are filled or because people in this area are too smart to fall for the bamboozle? I like to think the second .... :)

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Security positions are paid, not volunteer. The NFL has their own staff and they partner with the FBI and Homeland Security on this. Plus all of the additional personnel are hired in from local law enforcement, including PAPD.

They are paving the soccer fields, but then they are going remove the paving and install new turf by March.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

I'm soooooo not looking forward to this coming event. How many people in the area are renting out their homes and taking off for the week?

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Posted by Grandmakk
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Or just staying at home. If you don't leave home, you shouldn't be affected.

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Posted by Agreed
a resident of Mayfield
on Jan 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

My boyfriend and i are staying in bed all weekend :)
We don't want to deal with crowds, closures, traffic, parking, etc.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

People love to do these things to be with others who love these things, and for the stories to tell later. It's all good realtime entertainment. If it's not raining, or maybe even if it is, I'll be cruising that direction on my bicycle just to watch the crowds and gridlock.

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