Super Bowl XLVII: NFL Party Time
More than one million fans and frolickers are expected to hit the streets of New Orleans Feb. 3 for Super Bowl XLVII—one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. With parties galore and hotel and restaurant prices through the ceiling, more than $434 million will be spent during the three-day bash.
One of the more exclusive event packages available is offered by the NFL itself. NFL on Location is the League’s official resource for event experiences and hospitality providing guaranteed seating, premium hospitality and amenities. Most of their events are within the stadium and can include an on-field, post-game experience and express lane stadium entry for guests.
At this year’s game, NFL on Location will be hosting an estimated 4,500 guests, centering its celebrations around New Orleans culture, cuisine and arts. It will feature five venues in the stadium and two within the stadium security perimeter. Each venue will have slightly different amenities when it comes to entertainment.
Chef John Besh will be on hand to provide kick to the cuisine. Besh grew up in southern Louisiana and has set the benchmark for fine dining in New Orleans — a town whose identity is bound to its food. His nine acclaimed restaurants (August, Besh Steak, Lüke, Lüke San Antonio, La Provence, American Sector, Soda Shop, Domenica and Borgne) celebrate the bounty and traditions of the region.
Other highlights include famous local float designer Jonathan Bertuccelli who will construct a Mardi Gras-style float in real time as guests watch, and appearances by current and former NFL players as well as the New Orleans’ cheerleaders. The events will also spotlight local art and musicians.
But perhaps the most thrilling experience for guests will be the post game on-field experience where VIP guests will be escorted down to the field after the trophy ceremony to experience the confetti personally — a once in a lifetime experience.
January 2013 eNews