Classic football memorabilia at SFO Museum

SFO Football helmet museum

Helmet worn by Leo Nomellini (San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle, 1950-63) c. 1962 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1969 Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame & SFO Museum

More than one million people are expected to attend the week-long festivities in the San Francisco Bay Area leading up to Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

In preparation, the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport is hosting a football-themed exhibition featuring memorabilia and game-worn artifacts from each of the league’s thirty-two franchises, with most items on special loan from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Among the objects on display are items belonging to Hall of Famers – including Joe Montana’s home jersey, Walter Payton’s helmet and Jim Brown’s shoulder pads.

Shoulder pads worn by Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns running back 1957–65) c. 1963 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1971 Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Collection & SFO Museum

Shoulder pads worn by Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns running back 1957–65) c. 1963
Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1971
Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Collection & SFO Museum

Look for the exhibit: The Nation’s Game – The NFL from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Terminal 3 – post-security departures level through February 2016.

Cleats worn by Sam Huff (New York Giants linebacker, 1956–63) during his rookie season 1956 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1982 Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Collection & SFO Museum

Cleats worn by Sam Huff (New York Giants linebacker, 1956–63) during his rookie season 1956
Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1982
Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Collection & SFO Museum