San Jose State University will be one of the two practice facilities used in preparation for the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl 50 according to an announcement by the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.
"We are delighted San Jose State will be one of the practice sites for Super Bowl 50. We have proven experience hosting NFL teams during the regular season and look forward to working with the NFL, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, and the team assigned to San Jose State in preparation for next year's Super Bowl," says San Jose State University director of athletics Gene Bleymaier.
The New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars are four NFL teams to call on San Jose State for use of its athletics facilities. The South Campus area also served as a location for "open practices" by the San Francisco 49ers and was used by several 49ers players during the 2011 labor dispute between the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
Super Bowl 50 will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at nearby Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California, 12 driving miles from San Jose State's football facilities.