49ERS MUSEUM ARTIFACTS ON LOAN TO SFO MUSEUM FOR SUPER BOWL 50 EXHIBIT
In anticipation of Super Bowl 50, which will be played at Levi’s® Stadium on February 7, 2016, the 49ers Museum presented by Sony has loaned a number of artifacts to SFO Museum for an exhibit that will be on display through February 2016. SFO Museum has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame on an exhibit titled, “The Nation’s Game: The NFL from the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” that will be on display to travelers in Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, of San Francisco International Airport from September 26, 2015 through February 28, 2016.
The 49ers Museum presented by Sony provided content from significant moments in 49ers history, compiling a comprehensive of the organization’s history. Other 49ers artifacts on display at the SFO exhibit include the iconic helmet-shaped 49ers Field Vehicle, a 2014 Justin Smith helmet used during the inaugural season of Levi’s® Stadium, a 1982 49ers pennant flag and a 1961 49ers bobble head.
In addition to the 49ers mementos, the exhibit features a selection of memorabilia and game-worn artifacts from each of the NFL’s 32 franchises. Fans can also see game-worn items belonging to Hall of Famers from across generations and throughout the league, including Joe Montana’s home jersey, Walter Payton’s helmet, Jim Brown’s shoulder pads and Terry Bradshaw’s cleats. All objects and images on exhibition are presented courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame unless otherwise noted.
The 49ers Museum presented by Sony at Levi’s® Stadium also recently opened a new Super Bowl exhibit, Super Bowl Memories. This temporary exhibit showcases artifacts and anecdotes from all five of the 49ers Super Bowl victories in a spectacular visual representation. This exhibit – with original artifacts, highlight reels and captivating design elements – supplements the Super Bowl content already featured in the museum such as the 49ers signature film, Heritage Gallery artifacts and, of course, the Super Bowl Gallery, home to all five Lombardi Trophies won by the 49ers. The Super Bowl Memories exhibit includes well-known artifacts like the Super Bowl XVI jersey worn by Earl Cooper when he caught Joe Montana’s first-ever Super Bowl touchdown pass, John Taylor’s Super Bowl XXIII practice jersey, and a vintage flag that once flew over Candlestick Park. Guests can view highlight reels of the greatest moments of each 49ers Super Bowl and take in newspaper headlines proclaiming each victory. The exhibit additionally features lesser-known artifacts like the Waterford crystal trophy presented to Head Coach Bill Walsh after the team’s Super Bowl XXIII victory. Super Bowl Memories also includes the women’s versions of the championship jewelry from the 49ers wins in Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV, and an array of souvenirs such as game programs, ticket stubs, and pieces that capture the identity of the host cities are included to evoke the fan experience of the 49ers and the first 49 years of the Super Bowl.