Phoenix – Super Bowl Central
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By now everyone knows that Super Bowl XLIX will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area for the event then Super Bowl Central in Downtown Phoenix is the place to be.
As expected the city of Phoenix is going all out for both the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl which will be played at the same stadium the week before. Super Bowl Central or #SBCentral, is an outdoor block party with live music, parties, fireworks, and more. Best of all many of the events are free!
A couple of the free concerts at Super Bowl Central are the band “Walk the Moon” on Friday night and “The Roots” on Saturday night.
Broadcasts out of Phoenix during the week will be done from SB Central. Shows like The TODAY Show, NBC Sports, and more will have celebrity guests so star sightings in the area will be very common. Hang out here with your camera ready, you might catch a glimpse of your favorite celeb!
You can also tour 12 News’ home studio by signing up in advance for the 12 News VIP Experience.
They will be welcoming guests at their plaza with games, beverages, snacks, and giveaways. You can tour their studio and more. Click here for more info!
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Here are some other activities in the area that may interest you.
The centerpiece of SBCentral is the Grand Canyon Experience. It’s a rock-climbing wall and waterfall that showcases this natural wonder. Cost is $5 to climb.
The ice rink at CityScape will be open for ice skating during the Super Bowl. The cost is $12 for kids and adults with discounts offered to Military, seniors, college students, and groups.
You can get spectator tickets for the Super Bowl Media day for Tuesday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $32 each. For more info click here
Check out the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. There will exhibits and activities for the whole family. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under. For more info click here!
There are concerts by Eric Church and Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull and a Suns game at the U.S, Airways Center.
Whatever you decide to do on Super Bowl week remember that traffic in and around SBCentral will be restricted and security will be tight. Plan your routes ahead and consider public transportation in and out of the area.