Glendale’s Super Bowl next month will debut a new experience – the first-ever Super Bowl Watch Party.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced Tuesday that the party will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, to put a wrap on the Super Bowl Experience.
The free, ultimate tailgate watch party opens at 11 a.m., and will feature live entertainment with DJ Solomon leading up to the Super Bowl 57 kickoff on FOX at 4:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live, featuring the state’s largest high-definition LED screens.
“We are thrilled to host the first official Super Bowl Watch Party with our partners from Verizon and offer the ultimate Super Bowl party for locals and visitors,” said Jay Parry, president & chief executive officer of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “This is the perfect spot to spend Super Bowl Sunday with lively entertainment and interactive fun leading right up to kickoff.”
In the days leading up to the Super Bowl Watch Party, Arizona-grown rock band Jimmy Eat World and award-winning country music artist Lee Brice will perform free concerts the evening of Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10 as part of the Super Bowl Experience.
Interactive activities include a 50-by-80-foot football-themed obstacle course presented by Barrow Neurological Institute with a scoreboard to track each participant’s performance; a PetSmart MVPets TAILgate experience for fans where they can print a personalized trading card featuring their pet and test their agility and speed with a 40-yard dash in a human hamster wheel; Frito-Lay’s Route 57 area featuring athlete appearances, a human claw machine, a Doritos football-themed arcade, and even a touchdown dive into a pool of Cheetos foam-filled “puffs”; a mural selfie wall designed by local Arizona artist Meg Stapp; and daily opportunities to win a drone, presented by Avnet.
Local cuisine in the tailgate area is available from more than 20 vendors, including Gadzooks, SuperFarm SuperTruck, and Trash Panda Vegan, along with local and domestic beer from Hensley Beverage Company.