Heavy security and brilliant sunshine greeted football fans as they descended on Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
See pictures of the day here.
Lady Gaga, looking like Dolly Parton, opens the event with the national anthem (Getty)
US Navy Flight Exhibition Team, the Blue Angels, perform a fly-over the stadium prior to kick off (Getty)
Trainer Ann Judge-Wegener rides the Denver Broncos mascot Thunder on to the field (Getty)
Cam Newton, the Carolina Panthers number 1, gets things started against the Denver Broncos (Getty)
Denver Broncos fan Lauren Fisher attentively watches the game (Getty)
Will Champion and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (Getty)
Beyonce performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (Getty)
Ryan Harris number 68 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers (Getty)