Happy New Year from Bullseye Event Group
December 30th, 2014 by John Nichols
As the NFL’s regular game season comes to a close … as we look forward to the Playoffs, NFC and AFC Championship Sunday on January 18 and Super Bowl Super XLIX on February 1 … we think you’ll enjoy these tweetable stats about the upcoming Super Bowl in Arizona, to help you up your game when it comes to expressing how Happy a New Year could be for football fans everywhere …
- Don’t forget … the Colts VIP Tailgate is on for Sunday, January 4! Please call 317-299-4444 for a ticket specialist to locate tickets for you.
- ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman recently elevated Arizona’s street cred by declaring, “Arizona is where the Super Bowl should be held a lot.”
- With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and an average temp of 71 degrees Fahrenheit in February, it’s a haven for “Super Bowl birds.” 100,000 visitors are expected to descend upon the Valley of the Sun for the Super Bowl alone.
- Arizona is hosting the Super Bowl for the third time in 19 years. Super Bowl XXX was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on January 28, 1996. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-17. Super Bowl XLII was played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on February 3, 2008 The New York (Football) Giants defeated the New England Patriots by the score of 17–14.
- For the first time in Super Bowl history, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are being hosted in Spanish as well as English.
- More than eight million stories were posted for Super Bowl XLVIII the week of the event.
- The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee anticipates having more than 70,000 social media followers by game day, outpacing previous local Super Bowl host community efforts.
- Over 25 million tweets were sent during Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
- According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive Poll, some Americans would miss these life events to attend a Super Bowl game featuring their favorite NFL team:
- Wedding of close friend/family member – 20%
- Funeral of a loved one – 19%
- Birth of their child – 15%
- More than 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use. Seventy-two of them are used for the Super Bowl.
- The Super Bowl is the most watched TV show in the United States and has more than 160 million viewers in 180 countries.
- More than 5,000 media members representing 30 countries are expected to travel to Arizona to cover Super Bowl XLIX.
- Fans can enjoy more than a week of football festivities from the Pro Bowl, on Sunday, January 25, through the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
- Over the course of 33 days, five major sporting events will be held in Arizona leading up to Super Bowl XLIX:
- Fiesta Bowl: Dec. 31, 2014
- Cactus Bowl: Jan. 2, 2015
- Pro Bowl: Jan. 25, 2015
- Waste Management Phoenix Open: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2015
- Super Bowl: Feb. 1, 2015
- In 2015 the Pro Bowl will be held on the United States mainland for the first time since 2010. It will be only the third time a Pro Bowl and Super Bowl are held in the same location.
- New for Phoenix in 2015, Super Bowl Central, a 12-block pedestrian-friendly fan campus downtown, will serve as the hub of Super Bowl activity for fans, sponsors, media and the NFL. It’s estimated to attract one million attendees. Super Bowl Central features football-themed, interactive and experiential activities, a nightly fireworks show, an autograph stage, concert stage, local food trucks, beer and wine gardens, television network broadcast stages and giant Super Bowl Roman numerals for display.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States, second only to Thanksgiving.
- With young chefs boasting raw talent and bold ideas and a top-rated Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, Scottsdale was named “No. 2 Foodie City” in the U.S. by Livability.com in 2014, emerging as a culinary destination with more than 600 restaurants, many locally owned and operated.
- Since Arizona last hosted the game, Super Bowl XLII, in 2008, Cerreta Candy in Glendale has produced more than 8.8 million pounds of chocolates and candy.
- The weekend of Super Bowl XLIX is estimated to pump more than $500 million into Arizona’s economy.
- Phoenix has changed dramatically since hosting Super Bowl XLII in 2008. $4 billion has been infused into new downtown development including: 250,000 square feet of new retail, a completed Phoenix Convention Center, 20 miles of light rail, 1,500 new hotel rooms and more than 30 new restaurants.
- The largest arts education and entertainment complex in the Southwest is the Mesa Arts Center – winner of the International Venue Excellence Award.
- Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix was just named among the “10 Best: City Art Districts Around the USA,” by USA Today.
- Must-see attractions in Scottsdale include the organic architecture at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and the Native American culture at the Heard Museum.
- Phoenix is the 6th largest city in the United States.
- The Greater Phoenix area is home to more recreational open space – nearly 190,000 acres – than any other major metropolis in the United States.
- Phoenix’s South Mountain is the largest municipal park in America.
- Greater Phoenix is the 6th youngest metropolitan region in the country, with a median age of 35.
- More than 110 languages and dialects are spoken in the metropolitan Phoenix region.
- Arizona has the second largest Native American population in the entire United States. Twenty-two different federally recognized tribes call Arizona home.
- Over two million people in Arizona are Hispanic.
- Two million dollars will be donated to local nonprofits through a partnership between the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, its sponsors and the NFL Foundation.
- The Host Committee is partnering with the NFL and various partners to be environmentally mindful and “green up” Super Bowl XLIX and Host Committee events. Initiatives include: distributing food to local food banks, recycling sports equipment, supporting urban forestry projects and the use of renewable energy.
- People from all over the state, even as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have signed up to serve as event volunteers. An anticipated 10,000 volunteers will be called into action. Volunteers have already pitched in to improve Arizona by planting trees, helping at youth football clinics and making food packages for the homeless.
Let the tweeting begin! Happy New Year!
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