FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” BUS HEADS NORTH TO MINNESOTA FOR SUPER BOWL LII
Stops Include Saint Paul Winter Carnival at Rice Park Tonight, NFL Experience at Minneapolis Convention Center Tomorrow – Saturday & the NBC Tailgate Party at the Millwright Building on Sunday
New Features Include a Countdown Clock to Super Bowl LII
Nick Foles and the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles Take On Tom Brady and the AFC Champion New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 30, 2018 – NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football bus makes its final appearances of the season stopping in the Land of 10,000 Lakes for Super Bowl LII, as Nick Foles and the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles face Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots this Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LII, featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., begins with the Super Bowl LII Pre-Game Show on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Noon ET on NBC.
This season, the bus carried the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations before arriving in Minneapolis, Minn., for Super Bowl LII earlier this week. 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 begins its tour of the Twin Cities tonight with a stop at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival at Rice Park in St. Paul from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. CT. This Wednesday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 3, the bus will be open to fans at NFL Experience, the league’s interactive theme park located at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
On Sunday, the bus will head to the NBC Tailgate Party at the Millwright Building just blocks away from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, beginning at 1 p.m. ET and leading up to kickoff of Super Bowl LII.
The full schedule for this week’s destinations:
|Tues., Jan. 30||4 p.m. – 9 p.m.||Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Rice Park – 109 W 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102|
|Wed., Jan. 31||10 a.m. – 10 p.m.||NFL Experience: Minneapolis Convention Center – 1301 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403|
|Thurs., Feb. 1||10 a.m. – 10 p.m.||NFL Experience: Minneapolis Convention Center – 1301 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (|
|Fri., Feb. 2||10 a.m. – 10 p.m.||NFL Experience: Minneapolis Convention Center – 1301 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403|
|Sat., Feb. 3||10 a.m. – 8 p.m.||NFL Experience: Minneapolis Convention Center – 1301 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403|
|Sun., Feb. 4||1 p.m. – 4 p.m.||NBC Tailgate Party: Millwright Building (Corner of 4th & Portland Ave.)|
ABOUT THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS
Since Week 1, the bus has arrived 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 gave 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 carried the Vince Lombardi Trophy to various SNF locations, before arriving at its final destination, Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn., earlier this week. 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 traveled more than 26,000 miles across the country throughout the season;
- There were 14 game day stops;
- The bus drove 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, and continues all the way to the ultimate Sunday night of them all, Super Bowl LII #SBLII.
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–