Super Bowl XLVI is expected to continue the tradition as the most-viewed televised sporting event in the United States. This year, Indianapolis hosts the event and it is estimated that over 150,000 people will visit the city the week of the Super Bowl.
Date & Kickoff Time
Super Bowl XLVI will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012. Kickoff for the big game takes place at 6:30 p.m., EST. The New York Giants will face off against the New England Patriots for the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Lucas Oil Stadium is home to the Indianapolis Colts and also a major site for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and other major events. The unique retractable roof (which can be opened or closed in nine minutes) makes it exceptionally flexible for both indoor and outdoor events. The stadium seats 63,000 for football and up to 70,000 for basketball, conventions and concerts. It covers 1.8 million square feet.
Lucas Oil Stadium Facts:
Lucas Oil Stadium is located at 500 South Capitol, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The AFC champions New England Patriots will battle the NFC champions the New York Giants. In 2008, these two teams faced off in the Super Bowl. That year, the New York Giants were the victors, winning by a score of 17–14. We'll see who leaves Indy with the trophy this year.
This year's featured halftime act will be Madonna. The performance will be "imagined" by Cirque du Soleil and Madonna's longtime choreographer/creative director Jamie King. Madonna's romantic film, "W.E.", is set to hit theaters two days after the Super Bowl and her 12th studio album is set for release in 2012. It is suspected the first single could be released right before the Super Bowl.
The national anthem will be performed by Kelly Clarkson, the original "American Idol". Also expected to perform in pre-game activities are country music musicians Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
Super Bowl XLVI Broadcast InfoTelevision: NBC
Announcers: The host crew, led by Bob Costas and Dan Patrick will be in Indianapolis all week. The broadcasting pair of Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth will be in the booth to call the game.
Internet: NBC Sports website - For the first time in history, fans can watch the Super Bowl streaming live.
While getting tickets to the Super Bowl isn't impossible, it certainly isn't cheap. You can still get tickets but expect to pay a minimum of $2,700 per ticket. Operated by Ticketmaster, NFL Exchange fans currently have tickets listed from $2,717 to $15,343.
Pre Super Bowl XLVI Activities
Super Bowl Village - This free, family-friendly activities transforms downtown Indianapolis into a ten-day three-block interactive festival of football.
NFL Experience - Experience the NFL up-close with free autograph sessions with NFL stars, football clinics and the chance to see the Vince Lombardi trophy up-close.
Super Bowl Gospel Celebration - Hosted by Wayne Brady and CeCe Winans, the 13th annual gospel event will feature performances by many famous gospel musicians.
NFL Player of the Year Awards - NFL legends honor today's football stars in this special ceremony, held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
If you are visiting Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, you will definitely want to familiarize yourself with visitor information before you head downtown. These links will help you navigate your Super Bowl experience with ease: