San Jose has designated a downtown area a Special Event Zone next month as part of Super Bowl 50 activities.
That means from Monday, Feb. 1 - Tuesday, Feb. 9 the area will subject to a ban on drones, food trucks and any other unauthorized mobile vendors. The sale of counterfeit merchandise and distribution of free goods will also be prohibited.
The rules fall under a new ordinance adopted by the city last month in preparation of the Super Bowl.
Violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor and subject to a $1,000 fine, as well as confiscation of goods and cash, according to the city.
The Special Event Zone covers:
- Beginning where Interstate 280 passes over California Route 87, running from:
- east along the southern edge of Interstate 280 to the place where Interstate 280 passes over South 7th Street
- south along the western edge of South 7th Street, and continuing to the intersection of the centerlines of South 7th Street and East Alma Street
- east, and continuing northeast, along the southern edge of East Alma Street to the centerlines of East Alma Street and South 11th Street
- north by northwest along the eastern edge of South 11th Street to the intersection of the centerlines of South 11th Street and East Julian Street
- west by southwest along the northern edge of East Julian Street, and continuing west by southwest along the northern edge of West Julian Street, to the intersection of the centerlines of West Julian Street and the Alameda
- southeast along the southern edge of the Alameda to the intersection of the centerlines of the Alameda and Race Street
- south along the western edge of Race Street to the intersection of the centerlines of Race Street and Park Avenue
- east, and continuing northeast, along the southern edge of Park Avenue to the place where Park Avenue passes under California Route 87
- south by southeast along the western edge of California Route 237 to the place where California Route 237 passes under Interstate 280 at the point and place of beginning.
The city is playing a major role in the Super Bowl events. San Jose is hosting the NFC team and Super Bowl Opening Night at the SAP Center.
The city also plans on holding what's being dubbed "Super Community" events including SoFA's Winter Market on South First Street on Feb. 5 and the Super Guadalupe River Run on Feb. 7.