Super Bowl City reaches capacity, concerts streamed online

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
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There were thousands who couldn't enter Super Bowl City after it reached capacity late Saturday afternoon.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There were thousands of football and Alicia Keys fans who could not enter Super Bowl City after it reached capacity and the entrance gates were closed late Saturday afternoon.

Many were disappointed to be outside the gates far away from one of the most anticipated headliners of the Super Bowl Week - Keys, the talented R&B superstar.

Before she started her performance, Keys spoke briefly about San Francisco native Mario Woods, who was fatally shot by SFPD officers. She said, "Black lives matter and we all, of every color, need to come together."

Her husband, hip hop artist Swizz Beatz, made a surprise appearance.

Some concerts, such as Metallica's performance at AT&T Park, were streamed live online for those who couldn't be there in person.

Super Bowl City officials want to remind people they will close at 3 p.m. Sunday, prior the game. Fans will not be able to watch the game from Super Bowl City and are encouraged to watch from local establishments.

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ABC7 News' sister network ESPN has a major presence in the city for the Super Bowl. On Friday night, ESPN held a a party at Fort Mason at Marina Green where players and celebrities spoke about the game.

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Tens of thousands will gather for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. Huge stars like Beyonce, and Coldplay will perform at the halftime show.

Santa Clara County officials said all preps are on schedule and they're ready for Super Bowl Sunday.

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And how much will it cost you to go? Officials said ticket prices for Super Bowl 50 have hit a new high. The latest numbers from Stub Hub show the most expensive ticket sold for $27,983. That's over $8,000 more than the priciest ticket to last year's game. The cheapest ticket available will cost at least $2,700. So far, 29 percent of buyers on Stub Hub are in California.

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