FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 8th, 2017
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” BUS RETURNS TO STEEL CITY FOR RAVENS-STEELERS
Stops Include MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill on Saturday & Heinz Field on Sunday
New Features Include the Vince Lombardi Trophy with a Countdown Clock to Super Bowl LII
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-2) Host Joe Flacco and the Second-Place Baltimore Ravens (7-5) on NBC Sunday Night Football
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 8, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s Sunday Night Football bus travels to the Pittsburgh area for its second appearance of the season, as Ben Roethlisberger and the AFC-best Steelers (10-2) host Joe Flacco and the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens (7-5) on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. This season, the bus will bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations before arriving in Minneapolis, Minn., for Super Bowl LII in February. The bus also 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 SNF bus kicks off its tour of the Pittsburgh area tomorrow with an appearance at the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET, before making its way to the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Cranberry, Pa., from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET. On game day, the bus will be open for fans at Heinz Field beginning at 5 p.m. ET leading up to kickoff of Sunday Night Football.
The full schedule for this week’s destinations:
|Sat., Dec. 9||11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.||MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place:
1001 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
|Sat., Dec. 9||5 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: 7300 Cranberry
Springs Dr., Cranberry, PA 16066
|Sun., Dec. 10||5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||Game Day at Heinz Field: 100 Art Rooney Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212(Corner of Reedsdale Street
and Art Rooney Avenue by Gate B)
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–