Super Bowl XLIX (49) will be played in the Phoenix, Arizona area in 2015. Here are the answers to questions about the 2015 Super Bowl.
Has there ever been a Super Bowl in the Phoenix area before?Super Bowl XXX (Super Bowl 30) in 1996 was played at A.S.U.'s Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 27-17. In 2008 we hosted Super Bowl XLII (Super Bowl 42) in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 17-14.
When is Super Bowl 2015?The exact date for Super Bowl Sunday in 2015 has not yet been announced. Typically, it takes place on the first Sunday in February, but until it is announced, I would not make non-refundable plans.
Does Super Bowl XLIX have a mascot?Yes, I'm sure it will. In 2008 the mascot was also the Team Captain of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. Here's his picture. When I know more about the 2015 mascot I will post about him/her/it here.
Where will the Super Bowl XLIX be played?University of Phoenix Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Cardinals and was the first stadium in North America to feature a retractable roof and a roll-out grass field. Watch a short video about the stadium.
Besides the Super Bowl, it is the location for the Fiesta Bowl, as well as the BCS National College Football Championship game every 4th year. The stadium will hold about 73,000 people. Here are more details about University of Phoenix Stadium (formerly known as Cardinals Stadium).
Where is the stadium?It's in Glendale, Arizona which is in the northwest part of the Valley of the Sun. Here is a map and directions to University of Phoenix Stadium.
How do I get tickets for Super Bowl in Phoenix?Typically, a specific number of tickets are allotted to Cardinals season ticket holders. As soon as the lottery process for obtaining tickets is announced, I will post it here.
If you are not selected to receive tickets in the lottery, the only way to purchase Phoenix Super Bowl tickets will be through a ticket broker, like TicketsNow.com (Buy Direct) or Ticket Liquidator (Buy Direct), or from scalpers/ticket exchanges. Be careful about buying tickets from unauthorized ticket sellers!
If you are lucky enough to get tickets to the 2015 Super Bowl, here's a seating chart for the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale so you can see where your seats are located.
I'll have tickets to the 2015 Super Bowl -- where should I stay?Here are some recommendations for hotels. They are listed in the order of closest to the stadium first. The NFL Experience will be held at that location, too. Many of the other festivals and parties leading up to the Super Bowl will take place in downtown Phoenix, unlike 2008 where they were more spread out around town. For that reason, your second choice of hotels should probably be downtown Phoenix or downtown Tempe, where METRO Light Rail can transport you around the downtown area.
Glendale, Arizona Hotels
West Phoenix Hotels
Peoria, Surprise, Sun City Hotels
Avondale, Goodyear Hotels
Central/North Central Phoenix Hotels
Downtown Phoenix Hotels
Hotels Near Sky Harbor International Airport
Downtown Scottsdale Hotels
North Scottsdale Hotels
Finally, if price and location aren't as important as luxury:
The Best Resorts in Greater Phoenix
Will there be other events leading up to the 2015 Super Bowl?Yes, lots of activities will take place. I will be constantly updating the information about parties and events surrounding the Super Bowl as we get closer to that date.
Can I be a volunteer at the Super Bowl?The Arizona Super Bowl XLIX Host Committee will be recruiting and training thousands of volunteers for the various events surrounding the Super Bowl as well as for the halftime show and other game day activities. Most volunteers will not get to see the game, but they will be a part of a grand event showcasing our city and our state.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.