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Bay Area tech companies are already jumping on board the plans for Super Bowl 50, which take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Bay Area tech companies are already jumping on board the plans for Super Bowl 50, which takes place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

The Super Bowl Host Committee has promised next year's big event will be uniquely Bay Area and that includes the sponsors - many with offices not too far from the stadium in Silicon Valley.
Super Bowl 50 is scheduled for February 7, 2016.

Many tech companies are already confirmed sponsors, including Google, Yahoo and Intel.

The Bay Area is already gearing up for the big show with events being planned in San Francisco and surrounding cities for the 50th anniversary.

The Host Committee has been preparing for more than a year. They've raised $40 million and will donate a portion of that money to non-profits in the area.

"For the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl we wanted to put a Bay Area stamp on it. One of the aspects of the Bay Area stamp is we want the game and the all the activities surrounding the game to benefit the Bay Area for years to come," said P.J. Johnston, Super Bowl 50 Host Committee spokesperson.

The event is expected to draw around 1 million people to the Bay Area.

The stadium is already lit up with the words 'Super Bowl 50.'

Many from the committee were in Arizona to take notes at the Super Bowl, especially in regards to public safety, transportation and the fan experience for people who might not be able to go to the game but still want to take part.

Meanwhile, the Host Committee wants fans to be part of the action by being part of the action by being part of the fan countdown clock.

They are asking you to submit a selfie of you wearing your favorite player's jersey or hold up a sign with any number 0 through 9. Individuals, couples, children, pets - all are welcome to take part.

(Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

For rules and information about how to get on the fan countdown clock, click here.

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