With the start of the NFL season, we are officially on the way to the Super Bowl. Die-hard Bears fans are gearing up for football season, hoping that this just might be “the year.” Whether The Bears play in The Super Bowl or not, there will be plenty of activities for everyone. Superbowl XLVIII will make history, because it will be jointly hosted by 2 states, New York and New Jersey. This will be the first ever outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl.
The first official public event of Super Bowl Week, Media Day, featuring players of both participating teams, will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, on Tuesday, January 28. In addition, the two competing teams will lodge and practice in New Jersey – with the NFC team utilizing the Timex Center and the AFC, the Atlantic Health Facility at Florham Park. The NFL’s Tailgate Party, which is held during the final hours leading up to game time, will take place at the Grandstand at the Meadowlands Racetrack, on Sunday, February 2.
“Super Bowl Boulevard” will serve as the epicenter of New York City’s Super Bowl events. Working in conjunction with the City of New York, the NFL will transform a portion of Broadway into “Super Bowl Boulevard.” It will begin on 44th Street, in the middle of Times Square, and stretch down Broadway to 34th Street from Wednesday, January 29 to Saturday, February 1, 2014. “Super Bowl Boulevard” will welcome fans from around the world to experience, for free, a football festival never seen before in New York City. Fans will enjoy traditional NFL Experience events, including interactive activities that allow fans to throw a touchdown, catch a pass, or kick a field goal. The space will boast excitement and activities such as:
- The Vince Lombardi Trophy display
- Nightly concerts
- Football clinics and competitions
- NFL Network/FOX/ESPN and additional broadcast positions
- Warming stations for guests
- Sponsor activation areas
- Player appearances/free autographs
- NFL-themed exhibits
In addition to the Super Bowl Boulevard, the NFL announced that a number of Super Bowl parties and functions will take place in New York City. New Jersey will host the official NFL Tailgate Party at the Meadowlands Racetrack; and The Super Bowl game at The Metlife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in Rutherford, New Jersey. For more details and a complete schedule visit the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee website.