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Super Bowl Sunday in The City will come with extra security precautions to ensure people watching and celebrating the San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup can do so safely.

Mayor London Breed said:

“This Sunday will be an exciting day for 49ers fans across the city. We want people to have a great time, but our first priority is always safety. Please remember to behave safely, stay alert, and treat your neighbors with respect.”

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the public can expect to see uniformed police officers deployed in vehicles, on foot, bikes and motorcycles. Officers will especially pay close attention to areas where incidents have occurred during previous championship games.

The police chief also recommended anyone planning to drink establish a designated driver.

Scott said:

“Designate a sober driver to get you home safely, use public transit or a taxi or ride share service. We also ask that you show your love for the team and our City by respecting our neighborhoods while you’re out this weekend. Let’s celebrate responsibly to ensure that everyone has a safe time before, during and after the big game.”

Officials with the Department of Emergency Management said they have activated the Emergency Operations Center and will have additional 9-1-1 dispatchers on hand.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is also preparing for The City’s celebrations by rerouting a number of Muni bus lines starting at 5 p.m and closing off some key streets. A full list of the reroutes and closures can be found on the SFMTA’s website.

Public can stay informed of any emergency announcements by signing up for AlertSF by texting SF49ERS to 888-777.

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn covers transportation and City Hall in San Francisco. Jerold is a San Francisco native who works out of City Hall and rides Muni every single day to work. Email: jerold@sfbay.ca. Twitter: @Jerold_Chinn

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