Super Bowl XLIX Team, Media, NFL & Fan Bases Of Operation

Seahawks Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Patriots Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & SpaFor the third time, the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area will host the nation's grandest sporting event. Like many recent Big Games, Super Bowl XLIX will represent a decentralized logistical setup, in line with the geographical layout of the US's 13th largest metro region. Like many other Western areas, Phoenix is a vast combination of freeways, mountains and immense suburban sprawl. But, unlike last year's game in New York/New Jersey, the threat of inclement weather should not be a consideration.

Below is a look at the week's operational layout.

 

Stadium

Nine-year-old University of Phoenix Stadium is located in the West Valley city of Glendale, 17 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. In addition to being the home of the Arizona Cardinals, the retractable roof, natural grass venue also hosted Super Bowl XLII, when the Patriots went down to the New York Giants.

 

New England Patriots Hotel & Practice Site

The AFC champs are calling the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa home this week.  The property is located at 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Road, in the East Valley city of Chandler.

Belichick, Brady, Gronkowski and company will work out at the Cardinals practice facility, in the southern portion of the city of Tempe, seven miles north of the Sheraton.

 

Seattle Seahawks Hotel & Practice Site

The defending Super Bowl champions are hunkered down at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. The hotel can be found at 8000 Arizona Grand Parkway, in south Phoenix.

Carroll, Wilson, Sherman and mates will prep at Arizona State University, five miles north of the resort, in Tempe.

 

Media Headquarters

Media work areas and the infamous Radio Row are occurring at the Phoenix Convention Center, located at 100 North 3rd Street, in downtown Phoenix.

*Tuesday's Media Day was held at US Airways Center, 201 East Jefferson Street, in downtown Phoenix.

 

Network Broadcast Locations

NFL Network & NBCSN – Phoenix Convention Center

ESPN TV & Radio – Scottsdale Fan Fest at the Scottsdale Fashion Square , 7014-590 East Camelback Road, in Scottsdale.

   

"ESPN First Take” will broadcast from The McCormick Scottsdale hotel, at 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale.

 

NFL Headquarter Hotel

Throughout the week, league operations will take place at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, at 122 North 2nd Street, in downtown Phoenix.

 

NFL Hospitality Headquarter

The league's corporate partners will congregate at NFL House, within the walls of the CityScape Phoenix, at 1 East Washington Street, in downtown Phoenix.

 

NFL Experience Engineered by GMC

The indoor fan festival will also take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, through Sunday.

 

Verizon Super Bowl Central

The outdoor fan festival will take over much of downtown Phoenix, from Wednesday through Sunday. The party will be laid out from 1st Avenue to 5th Street and Jefferson to Monroe Streets.

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