Super Bowl 50 seeks free Bay Area labor

Organizers of the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara invited Bay Area sports fans Tuesday to be part of the event as members of the stage crew.

About 500 fans will be chosen to be part of the crew that helps run the stage onto the field and performs other duties during the Feb. 7 Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, featuring the British band Coldplay and other special artists.

Super Bowl officials said the field team members will undergo a limited background check and must be over the age of 18 and able to attend all rehearsals.

Fans who want to be a part of the show are encouraged to register at superbowlproductions.com. Field team members will not get tickets to the game, but will remain on a list to possibly participate at future NFL events across the country.

The game is the nation’s most-watched television program annually, with more than 114.4 million viewers watching last year, according to Super Bowl officials.