Super Bowl Central, Super Bowl XLIX: Downtown Phoenix plans for Super Bowl activities

PHOENIX - Super Bowl XLIX kicks off in Glendale in just about six months.

University of Phoenix Stadium will of course be home base for the teams and the NFL will have activities there on game day.

But fan central will be in downtown Phoenix for the entire week leading up to the big game.

The Super Bowl host committee is working to create a huge event where anyone can get involved without a ticket.

Super Bowl Central, as it’s called, will transform 12 blocks of downtown Phoenix, including the Phoenix Convention Center, City Scape and the giant lot in front US Airways Center.

Roads and open space will be taken over by concert stages, food venders and beer gardens. 

There will be autograph opportunities and lots of family friendly games. 

A replica of the Super Bowl Roman numerals will stand 30 feet tall so you can pose for pictures.  A fireworks display will also be set off overhead each night.

"Really created to be the epicenter of the Super Bowl for the week leading up to the big game," said host committee chair Jay Parry.

She says there’s also a surprise 'wow' factor in store.

“Indianapolis had a zip line in downtown Indy, New York City brought in an eight-lane toboggan. We'll be unveiling that this fall. It'll be something about a natural wonder in Arizona,” Parry said.

They also still need lots of volunteers for the community events leading up to Super Bowl.  

You can find more information and also learn how to follow them on social media on the event's website .

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