The Super Bowl isn't just a game anymore, it's an entire interactive week of fan-friendly events leading up to the big game, which will be played this year between the NFC's San Francisco 49ers and the AFC's Baltimore Ravens. The first events begin a week before the actual game is played.
The first event of the week, Media Day, is on Jan. 29. The fans get the opportunity to watch hundreds of sports reporters interview players and coaches from both teams. The following day, the NFL Experience, presented by GMC, will open in the Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center. Fans will be able to visit Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibits, which have been brought to New Orleans. There will also be participatory games, displays, attractions, football clinics for kids, memorabilia and free autograph sessions with current and former players. Tickets for the NFL Experience are $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12. They can be bought by calling 888-TIX-4NFL or by going to ticketmaster.com. A full list of events for the NFL Experience can be seen here.
There will also be a concert put on by VH1 and hosted at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans. The concert will air on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST on Friday Feb. 1. The popular music act has not yet been announced, but last year's concert featured performances by Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood.
All of these events will entertain fans before the game between the Ravens and Niners kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST in the Super Dome.