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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Events

Super Bowl XLVI time has arrived! If you are in downtown Indianapolis, check out some of these great events happening today.

Tuesday’s Highlights

Super Bowl XLVI Media Day Fueled by G Series (Lucas Oil Stadium)
For the first time ever, fans have the opportunity to attend Media Day and watch as media from around the world interview Super Bowl teams and players on the field.

Super Bowl Village (Georgia Street and Capitol Avenue)
Open from 3 pm – 11 pm. Attractions include: Tailgate Town (games & tournaments); Zipline ($10 a ride); Kinect NFL PLAY 60 FanDome; ESPN Broadcast Studio; The Huddle at Circle Centre; lights and pyrotechnics shows; Ice Gurus Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield from Food Network’s Ice Brigade creating ice sculptures; Super Dash; Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders; football field activities and unique street performers.

Village Schedule

3:30 pm Greta Speaks (Pepsi Stage, Meridian Street)

5:00 pm DJ Helicon & Special Guests (Pepsi Stage)

6:15 pm National Anthem performance by Purdue Glee Club and Color Guard by Wright Patterson Air Force Base Color Guard

6:30 pm Venrez (Verizon Stage, Pennsylvania Street)

7:45 pm Hunter Smith Band (Pepsi Stage)

9:00 pm Synchronized pyrotechnics, specialty lighting and video show (approximate time)

9:00 pm Village People (Verizon Stage)

NFL Experience presented by GMC (Indiana Convention Center)
Produced by the National Football League, the NFL Experience presented by GMC is a pro football interactive theme park that offers participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football memorabilia show ever.

Tickets ($25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under) are available by going to, calling 1.866.849.4635, or visiting the NFL Experience presented by GMC box office at the Indiana Convention Center. Online purchase orders can also be printed from ticket kiosks onsite at the Indiana Convention Center. Tickets will go on sale one hour before opening daily. The NFL Experience is open from 3 pm to 10 pm.

*Wear your Colts Jersey today for $5 off admission.*

XLVI Roman Numerals Display (South half of Monument Circle)

The Huddle (Circle Centre Mall)
Entertainment and dining options available including LIDS Locker Room with a wide assortment of XLVI Super Bowl and NFL merchandise.

Parking and Traffic Information

Monument Circle Update: Due to the popularity of the XLVI Roman numerals display and light show, the south half of Monument Circle will remain closed to more safely accommodate pedestrians.

If have Media Day tickets, a special Park and Ride shuttle will be available at the former airport long-term parking location.

Motorists should continue to avoid key “pinch” areas due to expected congestion and delays during peak rush hour periods unless traveling to specific destinations along those streets: During afternoon rush hour, avoid Capitol Avenue between Maryland and Washington Streets, Maryland Street between Capitol and Pennsylvania, and Ohio Street between Delaware and Capitol Streets. During morning rush hour, avoid South Meridian and South Illinois Streets north of South Street.

Other tips to avoid traffic congestion/delays:

  • Visit for useful maps and tools.
  • Know Before You Go – Be sure to use the Super and Bowl detour routes and enter them as soon as possible.
  • Use public transportation like IndyGo  (all of Indianapolis) and Indy Express Bus (from Carmel and Fishers)
  • Avoid turning left out of parking garages when street is congested.
  • Don’t block the cross-walks.

Super Care Clinic (Union Station, 300 South Meridian, Suite #145)
A full-service urgent care visit center operated by a coalition of Indianapolis-area healthcare facilities. More details at

Additional information about the above can be found on the 2012 Indianapolis Host Committee website –

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