Officials look to year-long preparations for Super Bowl 50

The excitement and planning are growing in the host city, San Francisco.

One year from now, the party will be gaining steam as some one million football fans flood the area.

"The energy will be alive. And like I said, San Francisco knows how to throw a party, so it will be fun," exclaimed Phil Decoy of San Francisco.

And parties don't get much bigger than Super Bowl 50.

"This is a celebration for the entire Bay Area," said San Francisco Travel Association President Joe D'Alessandro.

He just returned from Phoenix where he scouted out the entire week long Super Bowl celebration.

"There's so much work to be done. We have to identify venues, we have to work with sponsors of big events, big parties, and big activities, to identify venues throughout the Bay Area where they can host these activities," explained D'Alessandro.

One primary venue will be Moscone Center, which will host the NFL Experience. Mayor Ed Lee says the big game should be no problem for San Francisco.

"We're a convention town, we've had hundreds of thousands of people here before and we know how to manage that. That's kind of what we do as a great hospitality city," said Lee.

Hotels across the area will be packed. In making the bid for the Super Bowl, the city had to block off 16,000 rooms for the NFL. The Omni Hotel on California Street has half its 362 rooms set aside.

"We're really lucky because we have a number of sister properties that have hosted teams and hosted the Superbowl the last few years, so, we're going to really draw from their experience," said the Omni Hotel's Sales and Marketing Director Wendy Coale.

During the game, iconic city features shown during the broadcast will likely include Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate and Coit Tower, giving the rest of the world great views to entice them here afterwards.

"Oh, fantastic! Fantastic. It just brings people in from everywhere. And you have such a beautiful city, that who wouldn't want to come even if there's not a Super Bowl," asked Lyn Barrow from Seattle.

Of course, restaurants here expect a spike in business.

"I think it will be a good week. I think it will bring a lot of people into the city. Like I said, normally quiet time of year, so it's definitely a bonus," explained Tom Latorre of Sabella and Latorre Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf.

As for getting to Levi's Stadium, Mayor Lee said he plans to take public transportation from Union Square to Santa Clara to see what it's like, and he invited KTVU along for the ride.