Super Bowl 50 is going to be the biggest yet. The excitement has already begun and fans are already predicting which team will be hoisting the coveted Lombardi Trophy on February 7th. But the Super Bowl is about so much more than two football teams battling to claim the top spot in the sport. It’s also about experience, the fun, the events.
Here’s what stood out from last year’s Super Bowl fun to give you a taste of what could happen this year.
Have you ever wanted to play, meet, or look like a pro football player? For NFL enthusiasts, the NFL Experience is a dream. The NFL’s interactive theme park is pretty great. Fans have the opportunity to pass like Aaron Rodgers, meet NFL greats like Fred Taylor, and shop in the largest store of Super Bowl Merchandise.
Bud Light House of Whatever
This was the go-to destination for adults. Bud Light embraced its “Up for Whatever” persona and transformed downtown Phoenix into a party. Bud Light transported 13 truckloads of sand, 3,000 cubic feet of inflatables, and donated 343,000 meals as part of the House of Whatever. Sound like a lot? It was! For those lucky enough to attend, the House of Whatever featured musical guests Steve Aoki, Brett Eldredge, and others. This was where everyone wanted to be leading up to the game.
The Night Before Concert
The Super Bowl always attracts big names. In Phoenix, there were countless events, but some stood out in particular. “The Night Before Concert,” fittingly, on the Saturday before the big game, hosted Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line at the US Airways Center. It’s hard to find a country concert better than that. The Super Bowl is knows for putting on big events the Saturday before the game, so don’t be surprised to see something similar the same time come next year. Music and football back to back, what could be better.
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The traveling Hall of Fame exhibit had everything you could ask for. The exhibit showcased game-worn jerseys, videos featuring past games, and most importantly, the Lombardi Trophy. It offered the opportunity to be in the presence of greatness. For the history junkies in the NFL world, this was just as good as the Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
Without a doubt, the most impressive part of Super Bowl Weekend was the fans. It doesn’t compare to the World Series, numerous Final Fours, or a Bowl Game. The environment becomes electric, and charged with excitement. NFL fans are as passionate as they come, and that shows in the parties they throw and the game environment they create.