POSTED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:04am
United States — The NFL Experience driven by GMC, pro football’s interactive theme park, announced that tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, December 5. The event which celebrates the sport’s history and electrifying atmosphere of Super Bowl XLVII will return to New Orleans for the first time in a decade from Wednesday, January 30- Sunday, February 3 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Covering more than 850,000 square feet, the NFL Experience will provide visitors of all ages with an opportunity to test their football skills in a variety of fun interactive attractions including: Quarterback Challenge, a passing accuracy game; Run to Daylight, timed 40-yard dash; and Extra Point Kick, a field goal kick game. The kid-friendly NFL Rush Zone offers scaled-down versions of games and attractions for children 3-10 years old and NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Clinics, targeted for kids ages 6-12, allow participants to engage in non-contact action while learning lessons on teamwork from current and former NFL players.
After testing their punt, pass and kick skills fans can head to the Super Bowl XLVII Memorabilia Show; the nation’s largest football memorabilia exhibit that features rare collectibles, original prints and figurines from leading manufacturers.
The 30,000 square-foot NFL SHOP at Super Bowl presented by Visa offers fans a unique shopping experience complete with largest offering of official NFL limited edition Super Bowl XLVII merchandise and the latest in authentic NFL products. NFL SHOP at Super Bowl presented by Visa will be open early for local residents starting Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27 and reopening with the launch of the NFL Experience Wednesday, January 30 – Sunday, February 3.
Starting December 5 tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling (866) TIX-4NFL (849-4635), online at www.SuperBowl.com  or at Mercedes Benz Superdome box office at Gate A. Beginning January 30, opening day of NFL Experience driven by GMC, fans can purchase tickets at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center box office. Tickets sold at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center box office will go on sale one hour before opening daily. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for children 12 and under, and permit entry for a particular day and time. Tickets purchased by phone and online are subject to a Ticketmaster service charge.
“The National Football League is excited to be returning to New Orleans for the first time since 2002. Fans visiting NFL Experience driven by GMC will discover an event that, like the Super Bowl, is bigger and more exciting than ever before.” said Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Events.
More complete information on NFL Experience’s schedule of events, attractions, player appearances and more can be found at www.superbowl.com/nflexperience . Fans are encouraged to follow the NFL’s official Super Bowl Twitter account and NFL Experience hashtag, @SuperBowl / #NFLExperience, to get the most up-to-date news and will be able to download the first Super Bowl-dedicated mobile app available on January 27, 2013
New Orleans previously hosted the NFL Experience in 2002 and 1997.
2013 NFL Experience Schedule of Events (subject to change):
Wednesday, January 30: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday, January 31: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, February 1: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 2: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, February 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.