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  • 100 Fun Fascinating Facts on AZ

    Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits—more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).

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  • Arizona Fact Sheet

    Arizona is located in the American Southwest. It is the 48th state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912.

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  • Current Round Up

    Arizona will be home to the 2015 Super Bowl game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Festivities leading up to the game will be centered in downtown Phoenix as many new developments have taken place since hosting the Super Bowl XLII in 2008.

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  • Electric Vehicles

    The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) proudly launches the state’s first Electric Vehicle Travel Guide.

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  • Great Golf!

    Arizona's golf courses are as diverse and spectacular as the state’s famed landscape.

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  • Major Sports Events in Arizona

    When the teams takes the field for the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl and a week later for the 2015 Super Bowl, the events will become part of Arizona's rich heritage of hosting major sporting events.

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  • Sports in Arizona

    Looking for a sports lover’s dream? You’d be hard-pressed to find a better location than Arizona, regular-season home to four major league teams, Spring Training baseball, professional golf tournaments, two college football bowl games, four major NCAA universities, the 2015 Super Bowl, the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl and the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship Game.

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  • Festivals

    Imagine strolling under the stars along brick-lined streets set aglow with twinkling lights with the sparkling snow and delicious treats filling the air. Or stand in awe as a group of tethered hot air balloons fire up and glow in the night.Or imagine every chocolate dream come true tempting your taste buds in Murphy Park.

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  • Sports - Glendale's Got Game

    Crack of the bat. Rev of the engine. Thud of a tackle. Crunch of a shoulder into the glass. These are the new sounds of the desert in Glendale and the West Valley.

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  • Super Bowl FAQs

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  • Shopping

    Historic Downtown Glendale has been named by USA Today & Sunset Magazine as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping.

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  • Outdoor

    Glendale is a playground for the outdoor and athletic enthusiast. We welcome you to enjoy the miles of trails and acres of parks that Glendale has to offer.

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  • Dining

    Mouthwatering. Savory. Seasonings. Aroma. These words have long been used to describe the unique dining establishments in Glendale.

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  • By the Numbers

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  • Arizona Night Skies

    When staring upward in Mesa, Arizona you are bound to see a night sky unlike any other.

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  • Culinary Surprises

    Mesa’s bountiful harvest is proudly shared with visitors. Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals make for lasting memories.

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  • Dining and Nightlife

    Mesa, Arizona has a flavor profile so distinct it has quickly become a “must taste” destination for foodies with a penchant for travel.

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  • Family Travel

    Traveling with tots? Mesa has you covered

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  • Native Heritage

    One of the most popular day trips for anyone visiting Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and into the foothills of the Tonto Natural Forest – the fifth largest forest in the United States

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  • Outdoor Adventures

    Mesa, Arizona is neighbors to the Tonto National Forest and visitors to this desert oasis take advantage of being incredibly close to one of the nation’s largest playgrounds

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  • Shopping

    It’s no surprise that one of the most popular activities on anyone’s itinerary when on vacation is shopping!

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  • What’s New

    Visitor product development is continuing to flourish this summer in Mesa, the third largest city in the state of Arizona.

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  • Cuisine

    With a spectrum of cuisine that ranges from signature Southwestern dishes to exotic international fare—plus weather that’s perfect for patio dining under the desert sky— Greater Phoenix has all the ingredients to leave diners feeling a warm, after-dinner glow.

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  • Downtown Development

    Many cities across the U.S. are undergoing “renaissances,” but few downtown- development stories can match the magnitude of Phoenix’s.

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  • Golf

    Windswept rural Scotland might be the birthplace of golf, but sun-burnished Phoenix seems divinely suited for the game.

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  • History

    Phoenix’s rich history—both living and preserved—is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries.

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  • Museums and Performing Arts

    Greater Phoenix’s geological splendor, Native American history and Western sensibilities lend distinct character to the city’s cultural offerings.

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  • Outdoor Adventure

    Hikers, bikers and climbers in Greater Phoenix have come to the same conclusion as coyotes, roadrunners and jackrabbits: The Sonoran Desert is a great place to play.

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  • Overview

    Desert character. It can’t be conjured, landscaped or kindled with twinkling bulbs.

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  • Resorts

    Greater Phoenix is home to many of the nation’s finest resorts, including several Four Star and Five Diamond properties, as defined by the Forbes Travel Guide and the American Automobile Association, respectively.

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  • Shopping

    From charming antique shops to chic boutiques to some of the nation’s most fashionable malls, Greater Phoenix is hope to a spectrum of shopping experiences few regions in the Southwest can match.

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  • Spas

    Greater Phoenix has one of the highest concentrations of resort spas in the United States, and, not surprisingly, the menu of treatments available to spa-goers in America’s sunniest metropolis is copious and eclectic.

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  • Spectator Sports

    Few destinations are as fan-friendly as Greater Phoenix. From the Super Bowl to college championship showdowns to the best-attended tournament on the PGA Tour, the nation’s sixth-largest city plays host to some of the biggest sporting events in the world.

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  • Architecture

    Scottsdale’s exotic Sonoran Desert setting has always inspired innovation.

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  • Art

    From prehistoric Indian ceramicists to iconic Hollywood filmmakers, Scottsdale’s captivating setting has proven irresistible to artists of all walks of life.

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  • Culinary

    Starting with native seeds first cultivated by prehistoric settlers, Scottsdale’s culinary roots run as deep as any city in the United States.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Scottsdale’s Facts and Figures

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  • Family

    Overflowing with outdoor adventure, fun in the sun and thrilling Western-style escapades, Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for a family sized vacation.

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  • Golf

    Yes it’s a bold claim, but we’ve got the numbers to back it up. Start with the 1,223 holes and 51 golf courses located within Scottsdale’s city limits, and then mix in an additional 156 courses sprinkled across Scottsdale’s Valley of the Sun neighbors.

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  • Meetings

    Scottsdale is a world-class meetings destination with a diverse collection of more than 70 hotels and resorts featuring state-of-the-art amenities, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, a chef-driven culinary scene, and emerging arts and cultural offerings.

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  • Nightlife

    Ruby red skies and purple mountain majesties. Sounds like just another sunset over Scottsdale’s spectacular Sonoran Desert. For night owls, however, Scottsdale’s evening fireworks show is more like an alarm clock signaling the start of another after-dark adventure.

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  • Outdoors

    A rugged and untamed wilderness, the Sonoran Desert is a 120,000-square-mile reminder that the American West’s frontier spirit is alive and kicking.

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  • Shopping

    Golf courses, spas and resorts may steal the headlines, and the Sonoran Desert is the backdrop of the postcard, but Scottsdale is unquestionably a shopper’s paradise.

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  • Spas

    Coined the “The World’s Finest Resort-Spa Destination,” Scottsdale has long been revered for its Sonoran Desert setting, which is said to have healing and restorative powers.

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  • Story Ideas

    What’s old is new again as downtown Scottsdale’s ancient Indian canal system is transformed into the city’s hub of urban vitality with more than 80 lounges, bars and nightclubs; nearly 100 restaurants; and more than 30,000 visitors on any given weekend night during high season.

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  • Top 10 Highlights

    The McDowell Sonoran Preserve boasts 30,200 acres of open land with 200 named climbs and 60+ miles of trails, making it 35 times larger than Central Park.

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  • What’s New

    Imagine a desert oasis where you can pamper your body at a luxurious resort spa, engage your mind at a world- renowned museum of Native American art, and take in some of the world’s finest golf.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Tempe Facts and Figures.

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  • Family Fun

    Looking for a fun-filled vacation getaway for the whole family?

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  • Hip, Hot and Cool

    Tempe is defined by its youthful vitality and its artistic expression, ever present at Arizona State University (ASU) and the downtown Mill Avenue District.

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  • Sports and Outdoor Fun

    Sports enthusiasts, from casual spectators to athletes seeking new challenges, will find themselves in the middle of the action in Tempe, Arizona.

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  • Unexpected Fun in the Heart of Phoenix

    Tempe, Ariz., a vibrant urban oasis in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix, exudes its own personality, separate and apart from its neighboring cities.

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  • Verizon Super Bowl Central Stand-Ups

    IMPORTANT: Media credentials are not required to enter or cover Verizon Super Bowl CentralClick here for full check-in procedures

     

    Click here to download full Standup information

     

    Standup Media Locations
    1. Media Stand Up Platform at the southwest corner of Jefferson and 1st St.
    2. Standup location at Jefferson Ave, east of 1st St in North lane
    3. Standup location at Monroe St, east of 3rd St on the North lane
    Van/Truck Parking
    1. Location 1: Parking for approx. 5-6 media vans
    2. Location 2: Parking for approx. 4 news vans
    3. Location 3: Parking for approx.. 4 news vans
    Standup Media Scheduling
    1. Advance scheduling will be required for media using any of the three standup media locations, or media requesting standups from inside the 12-block perimeter of VSBC
    2. Please submit your VSBC programming needs to the Host Committee (Jamie Santiago)
      • Deadline for submission - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
      • Include
        • Station name, main point of contact, email, cell/phone number
        • Desired dates of programming from Monday, January 26th - Sunday, February 1st
        • Desired standup location(s) in order of preference each day that week (locations 1-3)
        • For live shots: please submit your preferred location to capture a live shot
    Standup Requests At Non-Designated Standup Locations
    1. Advance scheduling will be required for standup hits from inside Block 23, near sponsor activations zones, roman numerals, beer garden or any other VSBC location outside of the three designated standup locations
    2. Locations cannot be guaranteed and scheduling will be at the discretion of the Host Committee and possibly NFL if required
    3. Cabling across streets or public right of way will be strictly prohibited during operational hours
    4. Please submit your requests for non-designated standup areas to the Host Committee (Jamie Santiago)
    Interview Requests
    1. Advance scheduling will be required for media interviews from any Host Committee staff
      • Jay Parry - Host Committee President & CEO
      • David Rousseau - Board Chair
      • Other Host Committee staff
    2. Interview requests must be submitted a minimum of 12 hours in advance of desired film time
    3. Please submit your requests to:
    Main Points of Contact:
    1. Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
    2. Party Planners West technical contacts:

     

    University of Phoenix Stadium Stand-ups

    For more information regarding stand-ups at/near University of Phoenix stadium, please contact an NFL public relations representative at NFLCommunications@nfl.com

    • Media-Accessible Events Schedule

      NFL Experience – January 24 – February 1, 2015

      A NFL interactive theme park, located inside of the Phoenix Convention Center, which will be part of Verizon Super Bowl Central. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

      Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm

      Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm

      Monday-Friday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

      Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm

      Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

       


      Pro Bowl – Sunday, January 25, 2015

      The Pro Bowl is held every year to showcase the best players throughout the NFL, as voted by the players, coaches and fans. The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 6pm MST. It will mark the third time in history that the Pro Bowl will be held in the same city as the Super Bowl. The game will be played the Sunday before Super Bowl XLIX. For more information, visit www.nfl.com/probowl.

       


      Verizon Super Bowl Central – January 28 – 31, 2015

      A free, family-friendly, football-themed fan campus that encompasses a 12 block area in Downtown Phoenix and will also be the hub for all activities during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. Event highlights include: an autograph stage, concert stage, local food trucks, beer and wine gardens, network broadcast stages and Super Bowl roman numerals.

      Wednesday-Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (Beer and wine gardens will be open until 12:00am)

      Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

       

      Click here to download the :30 video introduction to Verizon Super Bowl Central

      Username: SBHCMediaSite Password: XLIX

      Click here to download the March 18, 2014, press release regarding Verizon Super Bowl Central

      Click here to download a map of Verizon Super Bowl Central

      Click here to download the VerizonSuper Bowl Central press conference video
      Username: SBHCMediaSite Password: XLIX

      Click here to download the photos from the Verizon Super Bowl Central press conference
      Username: SBHCMediaSite Password: XLIX

       


      Taste of the NFL – Saturday, January 31, 2015

      Taste of the NFL is a strolling food and wine event held at the WestWorld of Scottsdale on the eve of Super Bowl in the host city. More than 32 restaurant stations, one from each NFL city, provide fabulous food and wine pairings for guests to sample. There is also an NFL player (either current or alumni) seated at each food station.

      Saturday: 7:00pm


      Super Bowl XLIX – Sunday, February 1, 2015

      The Super Bowl is America’s number one watched television program and culminates the NFL football season. Arizona will host its third Super Bowl in 19 years on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 4:00pm MST. Super Bowl XLIX will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium. For more information, visit www.nfl.com/superbowl/49.

       

      • How do I apply for a credential to media events surrounding the Super Bowl?

        Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Experience, Media Day, the Media Center and Radio Row are all part of the Super Bowl credentialing process through the NFL. The filing has now passed for NFL credentials, but you can visit www.nflmedia.com for more detailed information about these events.

        Media will not need credentials to enter and cover Verizon Super Bowl Central, but still need to check in. Click here for check-in procedures.

         

        What is the media schedule?

        Tentative Media Schedule – January 25 – February 2:

        The Media Center will be located inside of the Phoenix Convention Center West Building from Saturday, January 24 through Monday, February 2, 2015.

         

        Sunday, January 25: 2015 NFL Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium, 8:00 pm (ET)

        Monday, January 26: Media availability at Super Bowl team hotels

        Tuesday, January 27: Media Day at US Airways Arena in Downtown Phoenix

        Wednesday, January 28: Media availability at team hotels (morning)

        Thursday, January 20: Media availability at team hotels (morning)

        Friday, January 30: Head coaches and commissioner press conference

        Sunday, February 1: Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium, 6:00 pm (ET)

        Monday, February 2: Media availability (morning) with winning head coach and MVP at Super Bowl XLIX Media Center

         

        How many volunteers are needed and what will they be doing?
        Up to 10,000 volunteer opportunities will be available leading up to and including Super Bowl XLIX week, including as many bilingual volunteers as possible. Throughout the months preceding the Super Bowl, we will deploy volunteers to various community events, highlight our philanthropy through media assets, and distribute funds to Arizona non-profits that will keep our vision alive long after the Lombardi Trophy is hoisted. Initiatives our volunteers have participated in so far include: literacy activities and donating school supplies for children, safety demonstrations, tree planting, and football clinics in both the US and Mexico. The deadline to register as a volunteer for any Host Committee events was December 4th.

        Volunteers were placed in the following opportunities:

        • Hospitality
        • Verizon Super Bowl Central
        • Business Oriented
        • Social Media
        • Community Outreach

         

        What’s the economic impact of hosting Super Bowl XLIX?
        Super Bowl XLIX will generate an estimated $500+ million in economic impact and inestimable media attention and value for Arizona. There is expected to be 5,000-6,000 media members from 30+ countries to participate and over 100,000 visitors coming here to experience what a fantastic place Arizona is. Additionally, one of the primary economic impact programs that we are doing around Super Bowl XLIX is our CEO program, where we are inviting over 50 CEOs to come into Arizona for the Super Bowl.

         

         

         

        • Verizon Super Bowl Central :30 Time Lapse - 1.28.15

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        • Pepsi Hyped For Halftime Performers - Photos

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        • Pepsi Hyped For Halftime Stage Performers - Bios

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        • Verizon Super Bowl Central Build-Up: 1-minute Time Lapse

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        • Grand Canyon Experience presented by NB|AZ Rendering

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        • Verizon Super Bowl Central logo(s)

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          • Verizon Super Bowl Central :30 Time Lapse - 1.28.15

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          • Arizona B-Roll: Tempe, Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale

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          • Arizona Scenic Images - High Resolution (1)

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          • This is Today's Arizona

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          • Verizon Super Bowl Central Build-Up: 1-minute Time Lapse

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          • VSBC TV Spot :15

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          • Verizon Super Bowl Central Renderings 1.14.15 - Scene 1 (Pepsi Hyped For Halftime Stage)

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