A Super Bowl calls for super events which are happening throughout the Valley. In this Glendale’s Got Game story we preview some of the behind-the-scenes efforts to get ready for a few of the celebrations as well as what’s on the schedule. Sure – the Super Bowl is played here – inside the stadium.
But outside and around the Valley there are plenty of opportunities to get your celebration fix…
Take Westgate Sports and Entertainment District – and their five day free outdoor concert series –
Also at Westgate – a one-of-a-kind Associated Press photo exhibit featuring great moments from past Super Bowl games… it’s free at Gallery Glendale…
And then there’s this --- the SOUND OF SOMETHING BIG.
Justine Cornelius/Glendale Building Safety Manager: “We are in the process of transforming 40 acres of farm land into one of the largest pre game parties for Super Bowl 49.”
THAT’S RIGHT – AN OLD FARM FIELD WILL BECOME DiRECTV’S **FIRST EVER** THREE DAY SUPER FAN FESTIVAL…
COORDINATING THE 80-ACRE CROP TO CONCERT TRANSFORMATION?
JUSTINE CORNELIUS –THE CITY OF GLENDALE’S BUILDING SAFETY MANAGER. SHE OVERSEES CONSTRUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL FOR THIS 60-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT STRUCTURE AND THE NEARBY 5-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT STEEL AND CEDAR BARN.
JUSTINE MAY BE THE QUARTERBACK ON **THIS** FIELD. BUT SHE’LL TELL YOU, IT TAKES A CITY TEAM TO MAKE IT ALL WORK.
“Transportation, Sanitation, Building Safety, Fire Marshalls Office, Planning, Department, Economic Development, Marketing, The Attorney’s Office.”
THIS EVENT IS ONE OF MANY THAT WILL BOOST THE LOCAL ECONOMY --- HUNDREDS OF WORKERS HAVE BEEN HERE FOR WEEKS ALREADY…
Jack Murphy/Murphy Productions.
“We brought jobs, we’re using your hotels, we’re eating in your restaurants we’re buying your fuel a lot of the product we rent here is localized.”
GLENDALE SPENDS NO MONEY TO HAVE THIS EVENT BUT THE CITY DOES GET REVENUE FROM PERMITTING, PLAN REVIEWS, INSPECTIONS, TICKET SALES AND FOOD SALES…
From construction of a concert venue – to confections you just might not believe!
Can you say Chocolate the weekend of the Super Bowl?
Glendale’s 20th annual Chocolate Affaire – the Friday and Saturday before the Super Bowl – IS ALWAYS A DELICIOUS CELEBRATION…
And get this – to celebrate the super bowl IN GLENDALE, THE CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE will feature a Super Street area – decked out in colors of the two teams playing in the big game. HOW SWEET IS THAT?