February 5, 2021
One of the best parts of the NFL Experience is watching young fans running around the festivities. An added benefit for Super Bowl LV was the outdoor setting which truly made the event feel more like an outdoor summer festival instead of the typical convention center feeling. While it is understandable that the indoor venue provides benefits from a weather perspective, having the event outdoors and along the Riverwalk really added to the atmosphere.
The NFL allowed everyone in for free this year and the event was spread out across three parks on the Riverwalk. It definitely made for less overall noise with the outdoor venue, but no shortage of opportunities to participate in NFL themed exhibits.
If you have never had the opportunity to attend the NFL Experience or to be in the host city for a Super Bowl, we highly recommend that you take advantage of that opportunity. The energy in the city, the public events, the golf outings, the parties and the general vibe is worth experiencing, even if you cannot afford a ticket to the game (which most of us cannot).
The NFL Experience offers some great opportunities:
- Insight into NFL Initiatives and history.
- You can stroll through exhibits of all of the Super Bowl rings.
- You can see the Lombardi Trophy.
- Examine the My Cause, My Cleats initiative.
- Pose in front of numerous signs, banners and uniform-clad mannequins.
The array of activities and the energy at the NFL Experience is always one of the highlights of the week. It allows us to feel like a little kid. Unfortunately, due to the outdoor setting, some of the great experiences like RISE’s anti-racism work, the NFL Network set and other technologically interactive events were missing. Kids still had a chance to run through cones, compete in the 40 yard dash and kick field goals!
Make time to visit it at a future Super Bowl. You won’t regret the time or cost (even when it is not free as it was this year).