Super Bowl XLVI is less than 100 days away, and everyone is already gearing up for it. Last Saturday, at the 100-days-to-go mark, the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee shared updates and program highlights at a press event. Everything is on track, they say.
Super Bowl XLVI will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5, 2012. The Host Committee expects 150,000 to descend upon Indianapolis for the Super Bowl. They have a number of programs planned to help revitalize Indianapolis’ Near Eastside, and to create an exciting atmosphere at the Super Bowl event itself.
One major highlight is the 20th NFL Experience, presented by GMC. Beginning January 27, the event will be held in the Indiana Convention Center and will include a variety of participatory games, displays and entertainment sessions. Fans can get autographs and watch all-time great games at the NFL Network theatre, and kids can participate in football clinics.
Other highlights that the press event covered were the Super Bowl Village, Kickoff to Rebuilt, Habitat for Humanity, and the Legacy Loop 5K and Health Bowl. Several of these events will start preliminary efforts this month as they prepare for the Super Bowl. For example, the “Kickoff to Rebuild,” an annual event, will be launched this Saturday, November 5, to help repair ten homes for elderly or low income residents. They will also begin work on a new playground for Indianapolis’ Near Eastside neighborhood.
The Legacy Loop 5K & Health Bowl also begins registration this month. The event will help raise funds for the Near Eastside Legacy Project.
Last but certainly not least, Committee announced their plans for the Super Bowl Village. Opening on January 27, the Village will include live band entertainment, a Tailgate Town, and interactive experiences.