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Wednesday, February 1, 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.

Wednesday’s Highlights

Media Center Fan Gallery (JW Marriott – Media Center)
Fans will have free behind-the-scenes access to portions of the Media Center where NFL players, celebrities and other athletes interview along Radio Row. Free tickets available at NFL Shop inside the Indiana Convention Center. Available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during peak hours. More information can be found at under the “Events” tab.

Pepsi Musica Super Bowl Fan Jam (Indiana Convention Center/NFL Experience)
The ultimate Latino music celebration. Scheduled guests include Dom Omar, Larry Hernandez, and Alejandra Guzman. Show begins at 6 pm.

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 Roxie (Pepsi Stage, Meridian Street)

5:00 pm Indy’s Legends of Doo Wop (Pepsi Stage)

6:15 pm National Anthem performance by Katie Stam and Color Guard by Wright Patterson Air Force Base Color Guard

6:30 pm Brent James Contraband (Verizon Stage, Pennsylvania Street)

7:45 pm The Meatball Band (Pepsi Stage)

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

9:00 pm Big Head Todd and the Monsters (Verizon Stage)

NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day at NFL Experience presented by GMC (Indiana Convention Center)
More than 1,200 children will have the opportunity to spend time with NFL players and take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week. Today 11 am – 2 pm. Press Conference 1 pm.

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.

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. Open 3 pm – 10 pm.

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. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show will also be taped at the Hilbert Circle Theatre Wednesday through Friday.

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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