All eyes will be on the Greater Phoenix area this week as we approachSuperbowl XLIX where the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks go head to head February 1st, 2015 at 4:30 PM at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
If you're visiting the city, or watching the fun from afar (NBC is carrying the game) there are many events you don't want to miss.
In this edition of the "Park Report" we are giving you a rundown of the happenings/events leading up to big game weekend. Scroll down for funny images.
There's still time to reserve for February 1st AND move in a few days early! Picture yourself catching the game Super Bowl Sunday at a local hot spot (just minutes from SPS), or watching from the comfort of your own apartment home on a big, hi-def flat screen TV.
Super Bowl Events You Don't Want to Miss!
Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix
Super Bowl Central is a free open-air block party for locals with live music, parties, fireworks, and more. Catch the light rail at Sky Train Station to get downtown- plan your route here.
Super Bowl Central will be home to all of the big broadcasts out of Phoenix like The TODAY Show, 12 News, NBC Sports and more. With the big guests featured on the shows star sightings will be common!
Check out the NFL Experience to get close to players, toss around a football and go through obstacle courses. Cost is $35, and the event runs from Jan 24 - Feb 1 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Map of Events at Super Bowl Central:
City Skate in CityScape downtown will be open through Super Bowl Sunday. $12 to enjoy ice skating in our sunny weather. Open 11am - 1:30pm and 4pm to 11pm Sunday through Friday. 4pm to 12am on Saturday.
Fan Fest Scottsdale
Jan 25 through Feb 1 join all of your favorite ESPN commentators, and daily editions of shows like Mike and Mike, SportsCenter and NFL Insider broadcast from Scottsdale Fashion Square (2 mi from SPS). The Fan Festline-up includes celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, Celebrity Football Players' Wives Fashion Show, an interactive gaming area, team VIP lounges, and fan rallies - all free!
Big Game Festival of the Arts
Jan 29 through Feb 1 on the Marshall Way Bridge (2 mi from SPS) enjoy this four-day festival showcasing an array of local artisans. The festival includes live music, make-and-take projects, interactive art, artistic demonstrations, food vendors and more.
Bad Water Brewer's Bowl
Jan 31 from 5pm to 10pm this craft beer festival will showcase the best of Arizona's local beers. Event includes vendors, food, beers and live music.
Taste of the NFL
The NFL's annual strolling wine and food event will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale and features a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside an alumni NFL player.
Check out the next edition of the "Park Report" for where to watch the game in Scottsdale.
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