SUPER BOWL WEEK: SUPER BOWL LIVESunday, March 05, 2017
I basically lived at Super Bowl Live during the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Live was a free outdoor festival that was conceived to celebrate Super Bowl 51 coming to town. It was open over the course of 2 weekends (the weekend before the super bowl, and super bowl weekend). I love festivals and I love free, so I basically stopped by Super Bowl Live any chance I could get. I also went back several times because there was just so much to see and do that I couldn't do it all in one visit. My very first day there, I spent 3 hours alone just in the Future Flight section.
Verizon was a major sponsor of the Super Bowl, so they had their own building erected onsite. If you were a Verizon customer you were able to go upstairs to their outdoor balcony for some great views of all the happenings at Super Bowl Live.
|They also had helmet virtual reality stations|
Lockheed Martin had a bus that they converted into a Mars Experience. You go inside and they "transport" you to Mars and take you through what a typical day on Mars would be like.
|Fox had a huge installation up at the end of SB Live. They were broadcasting live from this area leading up to the big game, and they had a mock football field at the back.|
|George R. Brown - Home of the NFL Experience that I sadly missed|
|A lot of local acts performed throughout SB Live on the Discovery Green Stage. People were dancing and having a great time!|
Football wouldn't be football without motor vehicle sponsors. Ford, a huge NFL sponsor had a huge section dedicated just to Ford activities. They had games, trucks, and interviews with NFL Players. There was even a field goal kick challenge, where if you made it you were entered to win tickets to your favorite teams opening game next season. Sadly I did not make my field goal kick, but it was a lot of fun to try!