INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) - The National Football League says tickets to the 20th edition of the NFL Experience presented by GMC, pro football's interactive theme park that annually precedes the Super Bowl, will go on sale Wednesday, December 7th. The NFL Experience is making its first appearance in the Indianapolis area and will be held at the Indiana Convention Center. Proceeds raised from the event will help establish Indiana's first Youth Education Town, an enrichment center for under-served youth in diverse communities.
The NFL Experience in Indianapolis will span nearly 850,000 square feet and features interactive games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids' football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football memorabilia show ever. The family-friendly event puts the ball in the fans' hands, allowing them to run, pass, punt and kick likes the pros while enjoying the electrifying atmosphere of Super Bowl XLVI.
Starting December 7th tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling (866) TIX-4NFL (849-4635), online at www.ticketmaster.com or at Lucas Oil Stadium box office. Beginning Jan. 27, opening day of NFL Experience presented by GMC, fans can purchase tickets at the Indiana Convention Center box office. Tickets sold at the Indiana Convention Center box office will go on sale one hour before opening daily. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for children 12 and under, and permit entry for a particular day and time. Tickets purchased by phone and online are subject to a TicketMaster service charge.
"The NFL is excited to bring the NFL Experience presented by GMC to Indianapolis for the first time in its 20-year history," said Frank Supovitz, the NFL's Senior Vice President of Events. "The event will provide an opportunity for Indianapolis residents as well as visitors throughout the state a chance to be a part of Super Bowl XLVI, while at the same time making a difference by supporting the local community."
Proceeds from NFL Experience ticket sales will be donated by NFL Charities in the form of a $1 million Super Bowl Legacy Grant to benefit youth in the local community. These funds will be used to establish the first Indianapolis Youth Education Town (YET), which will open its doors in 2012 on the Near East Side as a result of proceeds generated by NFL Experience presented by GMC at Super Bowl XLVI. Youth Education Towns are multi-faceted educational and recreation facilities designed to improve the academic and physical fitness, as well as job-related skills, of at-risk youth. Established in 1993, the YET initiative is the living legacy created by the NFL for Super Bowl host cities.
The NFL Experience takes place in conjunction with Super Bowl XLVI, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. All activities at The NFL Experience are included in the price of admission. Fans may stay in the theme park as long as they like, but re-entry is not permitted.
NFL Experience schedule (hours subject to change):
- Friday, Jan. 27: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 28: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Sunday, Jan. 29: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 30: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 31: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 1: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 2: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 3: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 4: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.