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Going to the Super Bowl This Year? 5 Tips for an Unforgettable Experience

How to make the most of the big game.

The Super Bowl doesn’t literally have to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re free to go to as many Super Bowls as you’d like, assuming you can score tickets and pay your way to the big game.

Whether your Super Bowl weekend meets the justifiably high expectations you’ve set is another story entirely — one over which you have total control. Here’s what you need to do to ensure a totally unforgettable experience at the Super Bowl this year.

  1. Get into Town a Day or Two Early

First of all, give yourself plenty of time ahead of the big game. Most Super Bowl packages span three or four nights. If you can spare the time off work, why not give yourself five or six instead? You’ll have more time to see the host city’s non-football-related sights before the crowds descend fully and render efficient sightseeing impractical. Grab a bite at that fancy restaurant you’ve always wanted to try, enjoy a picnic in the park (weather permitting), take a day trip to the local outlet mall and stock up — whatever suits your fancy.

If you’re worried you won’t get your football fill on game weekend, block out time to experience Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day festival produced by the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner of the NFL. Held in downtown Atlanta during the week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, Super Bowl LIVE features live music, food, and interactive entertainment for the whole family.

  1. Spring for a Signature Super Bowl Package

Set yourself up for game weekend success by purchasing a signature Super Bowl package that takes the worry and uncertainty out of the fan experience — and turns the enjoyment dial way past 11. On Location Experiences has the best Super Bowl packages, directly from the NFL, which include:

  • Premium pre-game tailgate access
  • Dedicated stadium entrance
  • Access to premium entertainment throughout the weekend, including musical performances headlined by A-listers
  • Access to top clubs and inside the stadium
  • Guaranteed, Ticketmaster-verified seating
  • Post-game access to the field
  1. Purchase a Custom Package That Fits Your Needs and Budget

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all Super Bowl package. If a signature package isn’t your speed, opt for a custom Super Bowl package tailored to your needs, preferences, and budget. No matter which package you choose, you’ll enjoy access to the host city’s top hotels and Ticketmaster-verified seating with panoramic views of the on-field action.

  1. Don’t Miss NFL Super Bowl Experience

Every year, the epicenter of pre-game action is the NFL Super Bowl Experience, held in a suitably sized space near the host stadium. NFL Super Bowl Experience is a delight for all ages, from budding superfans barely old enough to toddle into the end zone to lifelong homers ready to cheer until the cows come home. For the price of admission, you’ll enjoy:

  • Youth football clinics
  • Authentic NFL merchandise
  • Autograph sessions with current NFL players and top NFL Legends
  • Virtual reality sessions that get you up close and personal with your favorite players
  1. Take an Extra Day or Two Off

You’ll need it to recover from a truly unforgettable experience! And, if you’re up for it, you might want to use the extra time to explore the host city some more or check out private post-game events (if you have an in).

What’s Your Super Bowl Dream?

With proper planning and the right attitude, your Super Bowl weekend will be one for the ages. Years from now, as you look back on a life well lived, memories of the big game will seem as fresh and new as the day you made them.

So, ask yourself: what’s my Super Bowl dream? And then do whatever it takes to turn that fantasy into reality.


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