FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
“SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” BUS RETURNS FOR 2018 NFL SEASON – MAKES FIRST STOPS IN PHILADELPHIA LEADING INTO NFL KICKOFF
SNF Bus Travels throughout the Country to Bring Fans Closer to America’s No. 1 Primetime TV Show
For First Time, SNF Bus to Make Midweek Stops in Non-NFL Cities on Way to Each Game
New Features Include Carrie Underwood Music Experience, a Selfie Mirror in Collaboration with @OnHerTurf, and a Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 4, 2018 – NBC Sports Group’s Sunday Night Football Bus returns for the 2018 season this week ahead of Thursday night’s NFL Kickoff game (coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC).
The SNF bus will travel the country, making stops in the host cities of Sunday Night Football games, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look into the action of SNF broadcasts. For the first time, the SNF bus will make midweek stops in non-NFL cities as it makes its way to the next game, giving more fans a chance to get the SNF experience.
New features on board this season include a Carrie Underwood SNF Open experience, a selfie-mirror presented by @OnHerTurf – a partnership between Refinery29 and NBC Sports that shares in the celebration and amplification of women in sports – and an area showcasing SNF’s new initiative with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
In addition, fan favorites returning to the bus include a life-size player wall, the official Player of the Game Ball signed at the end of every SNF matchup, and the replica of the Football Night in America desk. The bus begins its journey this week making stops in Philadelphia ahead of the NFL Kickoff game as the Atlanta Falcons visit the Super Bowl champion Eagles.
Today, the bus kicks off its initiative with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a stop at the Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club. Tomorrow, Wednesday Sept. 5, the bus will spend the day at the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Penn. On game day, Thursday, Sept. 6, the bus will spend the morning with TODAY at the Comcast Center and then head to Xfinity Live! from 2-8 p.m. ET.
The full schedule for this week:
|Tuesday, Sept. 4||4 p.m. – 6 p.m.||BGC Bridesburg*
|Wednesday, Sept. 5||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||BMW Championship
Aronimink Golf Club
Newtown Square, Penn.
|Thursday, Sept. 6||6 a.m. – 11 a.m.||TODAY Show
|2 p.m. – 8 p.m.||Xfinity Live!|
*Event not open to the public
ABOUT THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS
The bus will travel across the country to each SNF host city. To give more fans a chance to join in on the experience, the SNF Bus will also visit markets along the route without a SNF game on the schedule. The bus will arrive in each host 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 and experiences.
The 2018 bus features football field decaling on the floor, and a replica of the Football Night in America studio where fans can grab a mic, and act as “special correspondents” for photos. From the Carrie Underwood music experience and the @OnHerTurf display, to the life-size NFL player wall, fans will have numerous opportunities to interact and share memories from the bus.
The full list of cities the SNF bus will be visiting throughout the season:
|Kickoff||6-Sep||Atlanta at Philadelphia|
|1||9-Sep||Chicago at Green Bay|
|2||16-Sep||NY Giants at Dallas|
|3||23-Sep||New England at Detroit|
|4||30-Sep||Baltimore at Pittsburgh|
|5||7-Oct||Dallas at Houston|
|6||14-Oct||Kansas City at New England|
|7||21-Oct||Los Angeles at San Francisco|
|8||28-Oct||New Orleans at Minnesota|
|9||4-Nov||Green Bay at Minnesota|
|10||11-Nov||Dallas at Philadelphia|
|11||18-Nov||Pittsburgh at Jacksonville|
|12||25-Nov||Green Bay at Minnesota|
|13||2-Dec||San Francisco at Seattle|
|14||9-Dec||Pittsburgh at Oakland|
|15||16-Dec||Philadelphia at Los Angeles|
|16||23-Dec||Kansas City at Seattle|
THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS BY THE NUMBERS
- The SNF bus will travel almost 20,000 miles across the country during the season.
- The bus will make stops in 12 unique locations, making stops in the host cities of all Sunday night games.
- 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–