FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” BUS MAKES FIRST TRIP TO DENVER FOR GIANTS-BRONCOS
Stops Include the Tech N9ne Concert Tomorrow, Englewood Block Party on Saturday & Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday
New Features Include the Vince Lombardi Trophy with a Countdown Clock to Super Bowl LII
Von Miller and Denver Broncos Host Eli Manning and New York Giants on NBC’s Sunday Night Football
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 12, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s Sunday Night Football bus makes its first appearance of the season in the Denver area, traveling from the Tech N9ne Concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre tomorrow to Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday as the Denver Broncos face the New York Giants. The bus will bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations, before arriving at its final destination, Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn., in February. The bus features four screens presenting different perspectives from on-field cameras, a replica of the Football Night in America desk, a wall with life-size player images for fan photos, and more.
The bus kicks off its tour of the Denver area tomorrow, October 13, with an appearance at the Ronald McDonald House* in Denver from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT, before making its way to the Red Rock Amphitheatre for the Tech N9ne Concert from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT.
On Saturday, October 14, the bus begins the day at the XFINITY Store by Comcast in Longmont, Colo., from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT; then travels to the Brew on Broadway in Englewood for the Englewood Block Party from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT.
The bus will be open for fans on Sunday, October 15, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High beginning at 1 p.m. MT, leading up to kickoff of Sunday Night Football.
The full schedule for this week’s destinations:
|Fri., Oct. 13||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Ronald McDonald House*|
|Fri., Oct. 13||4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Tech N9ne Concert: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465|
|Sat., Oct. 14||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.||XFINITY Store by Comcast – 1242 S Hover Road Suite 100 Longmont, CO 80501|
|Sat., Oct. 14||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Englewood Block Party: The Brew on Broadway – 3400 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113|
|Sun., Oct. 15||1 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Game Day at Sports Authority Stadium at Mile High: 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204, south side entrance|
*Event not open to the public
NBC Sports continues its presentation of Sunday Night Football this weekend as Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller and the Denver Broncos host two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the New York Giants at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
ABOUT THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS
The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus will give fans the opportunity to interact with America’s most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities, memorabilia and four 42-inch monitors displaying highlights, promos and hype videos.
The bus will bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations, before arriving at its final destination, Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn., in February. The 2017 bus features football field decaling on the floor, interactive touchscreen monitors that fans can experience what it’s like to operate a camera, and replica of the Football Night in America studio where fans can grab a mic, and act as “special correspondents” for photos. From the life-size NFL players and Carrie Underwood on the outside, to the life-size NFL players wall giving fans the opportunity to square up against players, fans will have numerous opportunities to interact and share memories from the bus.
Following each Sunday night game, the stars of the game will autograph the 2017 “Players of the Game Sunday Night Football,” which will be displayed on a photo wall in the bus – complete with a stadium backdrop – alongside the football signed by the 2016 SNF players of the game. In addition, a photo of each 2017 SNF Player of the Game will be added to the SNF schedule display on the outside of the bus throughout the season.
THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS BY THE NUMBERS
- The SNF bus will drive more than 26,000 miles across the country throughout the season;
- There will be 16 game day stops;
- The bus will drive through 38 different states throughout the season, on the road for more than 370 hours;
- It would take 50 footballs to make up the length of the SNF Bus, and 46,000 footballs to equal the weight of the bus.
The Sunday Night Football bus also incorporates social media inside and out, with SNF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts along with the #SNF hashtag displayed on the exterior.
A dedicated producer will collect photos and create videos of the bus’ travels and the cast of characters it encounters along the way. Life on the road with the Sunday Night Football bus is featured on the Sunday Night Football Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and NBC Sports on Snapchat.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–