Even those without tickets to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 will have several chances to be a part of the festivities leading up to the big game.
The annual Super Bowl Experience, what the NFL calls an interactive football theme park, is a family-friendly event that will take place Feb. 7 to 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Fans can collect autographs from current and former players, shop for merchandise and participate in interactive games and youth football clinics.
There will be photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a 40-yard dash against NFL players on LED screens and a display showcasing all 57 Super Bowl rings.
Hours are from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 7 to 9 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 10. Admission for those age 13 and up is $25 on Feb. 7 and the $50 the following three days. Admission for kids 12 and younger is free on all days. Tickets for the Super Bowl Experience will go on sale in December, and fans can visit SuperBowl.com for the most up-to-date information.
"We are thrilled to bring Super Bowl LVIII to Las Vegas," said Peter O'Reilly, NFL executive vice president, club business, major events at a press conference announcing the schedule. "This city is a capital of sports and entertainment, always providing an incredible high-energy atmosphere for our events."
Allegiant Stadium will host Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11.
Another major event is the Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, Feb. 5. Fans can get a preview of Allegiant Stadium when players and coaches speak to media. There will be family-friendly activities, including photo opportunities, exclusive merchandise and autographs from NFL players. Tickets are $30 and will be available in December.
Other events include:
• The 25th annual Super Bowl Soulful Celebration at the Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The performance will blend music and football. Ticket sales begin Dec. 1.
• The Taste of the NFL at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 10. Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, Tim Love, Lasheeda Perry and Mark Bucher will host the philanthropic culinary experience for guests 21 and older. All proceeds will support GENYOUth, a national nonprofit that helps school children build well-nourished and physically active lives. Funds will be distributed to schools in Nevada and all 32 NFL markets to increase access to and participation in school meals among youth in at-risk communities. Tickets are $1,200.
• The Super Bowl Breakfast at Caesars Palace on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event's highlight is the presentation of the Bart Starr Award to a current NFL player who has demonstrated character and integrity. The 37th annual event will include Las Vegas business and civic leaders, sports fans, football legends and previous Bart Starr Award winners. To learn more, purchase tickets or register as a sponsor, visit SuperBowlBreakfast.com.
NFL headquarters for the week will be at Caesars Palace, and the media center will be at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.