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Super Bowl Village Events for Feb. 3, 2012

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Super Dash at the Super Bowl Village

Super Dash at the Super Bowl Village. Photo provided by the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee and used with written permission.

By Dianna Boyce
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

Indianapolis – Below is the schedule of public events for Friday, February 3, 2012, from the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.


Friday Highlights


What:              Habitat For Humanity Super Build 46

Where:            Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

725 North Oriental Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

When:              8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Comments at 10:00 a.m.)

Who:                Greg Ballard, Mayor

Cheri Daniels, First Lady of Indiana

Mark Miles, Chair, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee Board

Dr. Eugene White, Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent

NFL players, Habitat volunteers and Super Build 46 Partners will be working to build the walls of five of the 46 Super Build homes.

What:              Rebuilding Together’s Kickoff to Rebuild

Where:            437 North State Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46201

When:              9:00 a.m.-Noon (Project on State Avenue), 12:30 p.m. press conference at Arsenal Technical High School Gym (1500 Michigan Avenue)

Who:                Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit dedicated to safe and healthy housing, along with primary sponsor Lowe’s, the NFL Player Care Foundation, NFL community members and players, Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV, teams of community volunteers and local businesses, are all investing their time and support to the Near Eastside community.

Rebuilding Together Indianapolis will host the 17th annual NFL sanctioned event, Kickoff to Rebuild, which unites hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, members of the NFL community and local leaders to help low-income homeowners and families live in safe and healthy homes.


Super Bowl Village

Theme:            Super Fans

Where:            Georgia Street

Hours:             11:00 a.m. – Midnight

Daily 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.

Friday Schedule

11:30 a.m.       DJ Limelight (Pepsi Stage – Meridian Street)

12:45 p.m.       Blackberry Jam (Pepsi Stage)

2:00 p.m.         Morris Day and the Time (Verizon Stage – Pennsylvania Street)

3:15 p.m.         Bashiri Asad (Pepsi Stage)

4:30 p.m.         En Vogue (Verizon Stage)

5:30 p.m.         National Anthem performed by Colts Cheerleader

Color Guard by Indiana Army National Guard

5:45 p.m.         Gentleman Alphonse (Pepsi Stage)

7:00 p.m.         Fitz & the Tantrums (Verizon Stage)

8:15 p.m.         Holistic (Pepsi Stage)

9:00 p.m.         (approximate time) Synchronized pyrotechnics, specialty lighting and video show

9:30 p.m.         LMFAO (Verizon Stage)

What:              NFL Alumni Player of the Year Awards Dinner

Where:            Scottish Rite Cathedral

650 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

When:              Red carpet arrival at 5:30 p.m.; Show begins at 7:45 p.m.

The 30th Annual Player of the Year Awards Show and dinner will honor today’s most outstanding players by position. Oscar nominee and Emmy-award winner Alec Baldwin will serve as host for the awards ceremony. Award nominees are hand-selected and voted on by retired NFL players. This event will bring together both active and retired players as well as celebrities.


What:              Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Where:            Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University Campus

4602 Sunset Boulevard

Indianapolis, IN 46208

When:              7:30 p.m.

In its 13th year, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is the only gospel event for Super Bowl weekend. This year it includes the NFL Choir, CeCe Winans as host, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker. Since its inception, the event has drawn thousands, selling out venues and being named by USA Today as “One of the Best Three Super Bowl Events to Attend.” The event brings the NFL players and top gospel/contemporary Christian and mainstream artists together on one stage for uplifting music and inspirational messages.

NFL Experience presented by GMC

Indiana Convention Center

Ticketed Event ($25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under)

Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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 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. To get a list of players signing autographs in the NFL Experience, call 1-888-635-2273 or visit


What:              Media Center Fan Gallery

Where:            JW Marriott (Media Center)

When:              10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tickets (free) available at NFL Shop at the Indiana Convention Center starting at 10:00 a.m. Fans will have free behind-the-scenes access to portions of the Media Center where they will be able to see NFL players, celebrities and other athletes interviewed at Radio Row. More information can be found here.


The Huddle

Circle Centre Mall

11:00 a.m. – Midnight

The Huddle will provide entertainment and dining options for visitors, as well as the LIDS Locker Room with a wide assortment of XLVI Super Bowl and NFL merchandise.

XLVI Roman Numerals Display

South half of Monument Circle


Super Care Clinic

Open 24 hours

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

Transportation and Parking

More traffic congestion and delays expected due to arrival of Super Bowl ticketholders.

Please note: New visitors to Indianapolis who are not staying within walkable distance to Super Bowl venues need help navigating downtown.

New street closures include:

  • The south half of Monument Circle, the South Meridian spoke, and the eastbound lane of Market Street west of the monument through Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Missouri Street from McCarty to South will close following morning rush hour on Friday, February 3.

Avoid pinch points in the following high congested areas during peak rush hour periods unless traveling to specific destinations:

  • In the morning, avoid South Meridian and South Illinois Streets north of South.
  • In the afternoon, avoid Capitol between Maryland and Washington, Maryland between Capitol and Pennsylvania, and Ohio between Delaware and Capitol.

Downtown Workers – Look for driving alternatives on Friday!

  • GO IndyGo – free service continues today and Friday. If you don’t live on an IndyGo bus route, look for an IndyGo park and ride site close to your home.
  • Share a ride with co-workers, friends or family. Or visit
  • If you live in Carmel or Fishers, try the convenience of Indy Express Bus.
  • If appropriate for your business, try staggered work hours or telecommute.

Other tips:

  • Enter the Super and Bowl routes as far north or south and east or west as possible to more efficiently detour around heavily congested areas.
  • Visit and use the tools/maps.
  • Don’t block the intersection.
  • Allow extra travel time and please be patient.
  • Find cabs at West Washington Street and Virginia Avenue between Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Parking Reminders:

  • Park and Ride garages at 327 North Illinois and 101 North New Jersey are available for $10 onsite on a first come basis. No shuttle space available, but they are within walking distance to Super Bowl activities.
  • IUPUI Park and Ride: On Friday and Saturday, 4,000 parking spaces are available on the east side of the campus to park and shuttle to Super Bowl activities for $25 per space.  Please note: Parking is available on Super Bowl Sunday for $25, but no shuttle service is provided.
  • State parking garages are available on Friday after 5:00 p.m. and all day Saturday.