Are you ready for some football? Football enthusiasts from around the globe are flocking to NYC for the newly opened NFL Experience in Times Square. NFL in partnership with Cirque du Soleil is giving visitors an innovative and immersive experience all its own. You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition that’s more of a theme park than a museum. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and for visitors of all ages.
Start your tour off by learning some general information about the sport and its history. If you’re already well versed in the game you can dive deeper by utilizing the touchscreen technology. Fans can capture the feeling of a Super Bowl win by having a picture taken on the green screen while being doused with Gatorade. You’ll find plenty of authentic memorabilia on display for you to see first hand.
Next, get ready to immerse yourself in the life of an NFL player in a state-of-the-art 4D theatre equipped with sensory seating Your experience begins with a 360-degree viewing screen that puts you right in the cleats of the players. You’ll not only feel the impact of the tackles and be privy to the dialogue between players and coaches but you’ll even experience weather conditions complete with falling snow!
Next up, fans are given an opportunity to see how their physical abilities measure up against the professionals with more than 20 interactive games to experience. Fans can test their skills with tackle dummies or measure their vertical leap. See how you’d look in the uniform of your favourite team through Xbox Kinect technology that sizes you and suit you up in uniform. Next, you’ll have a chance to learn a play from a hologram of none other than Super Bowl winning Coach Jon Gruden.
Visitors will then stroll through Super Bowl memorabilia to view items such as tickets from past games and championship rings. You’ll see the actual Vince Lombardi Trophy on display and be able to have your picture taken.
Of course, no football game experience is complete without some proper tailgating nibbles. Don’t miss out on a visit to the cafe where you’ll find a variety of game day favourites sure to please.
This interactive, one-of-a-kind, high-tech, sporting experience is quickly becoming NYC’s latest must-see attraction. Add it to your NYC itinerary and get ready for your own “leave it all on the field” experience.
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