Bay Area comes together in national showcase 

click to enlarge Paraag Marathe
  • Alex Washburn/2014 AP File Photo
  • 49ers President Paraag Marathe believes the Super Bowl will be a chance for the Bay Area to show off the area.
The 49ers will be the host team in Super Bowl 50, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium, but the next nine months won’t be about them. The organization is part of a much larger group that will combine resources to showcase the entire Bay Area to the rest of the country.

This type of opportunity on this kind of national stage doesn’t come about very often.

“When you go the Super Bowls, you get to see everybody else have the chance to show off their areas and their regions,” 49ers President Paraag Marathe told The San Francisco Examiner. “Now we get our chance. Everybody here talks about how great the Bay Area is. Now others will be able to see it.

“There are no boundaries to the plan. The game will be played in Santa Clara, but there will be events in San Francisco and the East Bay, too.”

In other words, it will take a team effort to pull off such a grand plan.

“It doesn’t happen unless everybody is involved,” Marathe said. “You have to get all the constituencies together, public and private. Everybody has to work together with no egos.”

Then again, if the 49ers are the NFC representative in the game, then it will be about them. And they wouldn’t mind that at all.

Said Marathe: “For us to be in it, that would really spectacular.”

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