Every year, the Super Bowl host city goes all out to put on an even more spectacular event than the previous year’s Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLIX is being played on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The NFL holds a big party and there are a number of exclusive private parties throughout the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. In Scottsdale, about 30 minutes from the site of Super Bowl XLIX, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are all planning to have special themed events and celebrations revolving around the big game.
While the Super Bowl is still a football game to determine the NFL championship, it has grown into a big and lucrative party that injects hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy. Even those people who don’t know the difference between a touchdown and a field goal become football fans. Electricity is in the air and crowds flock to the area whether or not they have tickets to the game.
• Hotel rooms fill up fast
• Room rates often double or triple in price
• Lines get longer outside the best nightclubs
• You might have to wait 30 minutes to get into a restaurant for dinner
• Bars fill-up before, during, and after the big game
Scottsdale is the perfect place to stay during Super Bowl week. There are so many things to do in this gem of a city. From upscale malls in Northern Scottsdale to quaint shops in Old Town Scottsdale, there are ample opportunities to enjoy the sport of shopping. If you stay here in Scottsdale there are countless restaurants, a wide array of bars, and a bunch of cool nightclubs where you can show off your best dance moves.
Would you like to have a memorable night out before Super-Sunday? This year, Taste of the NFL is hosting its 24th Annual Party with a Purpose on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The extremely popular NFL event is being held at WestWorld of Scottsdale (3 miles from the Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites) and allows attendees to sample the best cuisine from 32 restaurant stations (representing each NFL city). If you choose, you can also partake in the specially created wine pairings. You’ll get a chance to meet and greet NFL players from every NFL team as they man the 32 restaurant stations. This year’s culinary host will be Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. Actress Alyssa Milano has been chosen as the celebrity spokesperson. To top off the night, a nationally-featured musical act, yet to be announced (past performers have included Sarah Evans, Martina McBride and many more), will entertain and there will be a silent auction where you can bid on rare sports memorabilia, jewelry, vacations and other goodies).
The affair is open to the public and serves a dual purpose. It gets everyone in a good mood for game day and the proceeds go to help fight hunger in the local community as well as in the 32 NFL cities around the country. Tickets are not cheap at $700 for an individual or $9,000 for a VIP table that seats 10 guests. Dress is formal (suits and cocktail dresses) and attendees are encouraged to snap photos and share them on social media. If you can afford it, this is a top event that benefits an important cause.
Many of the restaurants in Scottsdale are doing themed-parties for the Super Bowl Macayo’s Kitchen at 11107 N. Scottsdale Road is making up some fantastic Mexican platters filled with all of your favorites. If you want a great steak in a great atmosphere, you can’t go wrong by making a reservation at Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse at 6691 East Camelback Road. Want to let your hair down and down a few beers? Try the Rusty Spur Saloon at 7245 East Main Street in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Finally, dress to impress and head over to the hottest nightclub in town. Degree 270, on the 14th floor of the Talking Stick Resort Hotel, has unbeatable views of the Valley, fabulous French champagne, and everything else you might want in an upscale nightclub.
As we get closer to Super Bowl XLIX, you will be able to get more details about the numerous parties and events being held all around Scottsdale. Remember make your reservations soon and celebrate Super Bowl XLIX in Scottsdale.
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