SFMTA Announces Transit Adjustments and Street Closures for Super Bowl, Warriors Games in San Francisco

SFMTA Announces Transit Adjustments and Street Closures for Super Bowl, Warriors Games in San FranciscoSource: Google Street View
Eric Tanaka
Published on February 08, 2024

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has issued traffic and transit advisories in anticipation of a series of major events in the city, including Warriors games and the 49ers Super Bowl match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs. According to the SFMTA release, additional Muni services will be provided and streets will be closed to accommodate these events from Thursday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 14.

With the backdrop of the Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors are slated to clash with the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, Feb. 10, and the LA Clippers on Wednesday, Feb. 14, during which street closures two hours before and one hour after the games are expected to cause some traffic disruptions. Patrons can catch a ride from the supplemental 78X Arena Express service starting two and a half hours before and lasting until the event area clears post-game, ensuring access despite the road blockages.

On the football front, the city gears up for the Super Bowl frenzy on Sunday, Feb. 11, when the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Kansas City Chiefs. While the gridiron action concludes around 6:30 p.m., city streets may experience extreme congestion due to rerouted Muni buses avoiding the Mission District to cope with the expected human tide. Streets such as Mission Street, 24th Street, and 16th Street will see rerouted Muni routes until the celebrations loosen their grip and streets clear up.

As basketball enthusiasts and football fans converge, parking meters near the Chase Center will enforce a special event rate of $10 per hour to discourage circling in search of elusive parking during events. To keep city arteries as open as possible, several streets, including portions of 16th Street and Warriors Way, will not permit parking during these periods to make way for Muni services and taxi stands.

Simultaneously, the ongoing L Taraval Improvement Project continues to chisel away at improving transit reliability and safety, with SFMTA giving a nod to approximately 68% completion of track installation by February 23. During this period, too, several bus stops will be temporarily relocated, posing an intricate dance for locals trying to navigate the ever-shifting transit landscape. Even as night work on overhead systems is rolled out from 19th to 35th avenues, an interactive bus reroutes map seeks to shepherd the commuting flock through this urban terrain under renewal.