KICKING OFF 2009…

KICKING OFF 2009…

TAMPA, Fla. - The road to NFL greatness leads to beautiful Tampa Bay and Super Bowl XLIII. Visitors from all over the world will enjoy Tampa’s rich history, year-round sunshine, white, sandy beaches and thrilling attractions. It will be the fourth Super Bowl played in Tampa Bay and the second in Raymond James Stadium. The home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers most recently played host to a Super Bowl in January of 2001.

“There is no doubt that the fine work of Reid Sigmon and the Super Bowl Host Committee has us prepared when the world’s eyes are on us during Super Bowl Week,” said Rob Higgins, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

Fans will be treated to more than just the exciting action on the field with a bevy of special events taking place during Super Bowl week. Among some of the special events leading up to the Super Bowl are the NFL Experience, the Pepsi Smash concert and the halftime show featuring Bruce Springsteen.

The NFL Experience presented by Bank of America, pro football’s interactive fan festival that annually precedes the Super Bowl returns to Florida, Jan. 24-25, Jan. 29-31 and will be located adjacent to Raymond James Stadium. The NFL Experience spans nearly 850,000 square feet, and features more than 50 interactive games and attractions. Click here for more information.

Taking place at Tampa’s Ford Amphitheatre will be award-winning musical sensations Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse who are showcased in the NFL PEPSI SMASH SUPER BOWL BASH! Click here for more information.

Getting the community involved are producers of the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show with Bruce Springsteen are who are offering area residents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Super Bowl XLIII. Click here for more information.

For more information on Super Bowl XLIII, visit www.TampaBaySuperBowl.com.