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Superbowl 2005 in Jacksonville

...and the local Host Committee is gearing up to stage one of the most spectacular events in NFL history!
With several thousand hotel rooms, the media center, NFL headquarters, NFL Experience and many other traditional NFL events located within a two-mile radius of the stadium, Jacksonville will offer a well-organized, compact Super Bowl that will ensure that “the game” is always front and center.
Three aspects of the game are particularly unique to Jacksonville’s Super Bowl experience.

SUPER FLEET
Billed as the “Super Bowl on the River,” NFL guests will experience unique accommodations along the city’s greatest natural asset, the St. Johns River. In June 2003, the Host Committee signed contracts with three cruise lines to secure five ships for Super Bowl XXXIX—the Radisson Seven Seas Navigator, Holland America’s Volendam, Zaandam and Zuiderdam and the Carnival Miracle.
While the rooms aboard the ships will be occupied by NFL guests, the credentialed public will enjoy unprecedented access to ship-based amenities including 16 restaurants, 11 entertainment venues, five spas and 41 bars and nightclubs.
With the exception of the Carnival Miracle, all ships are scheduled to arrive Thursday, February 3 and will depart Monday following the game. The Carnival ship will arrive on Wednesday and depart Monday with the others.

SUPERFEST
Just steps from ALLTEL Stadium along the north bank of the St. Johns River, guests can visit the Times- Union SuperFest, a themed entertainment area replete with numerous restaurants, bars, live entertainment and local vendors. This outdoor festival will create a central point of interest for visitors and local residents. It will be open from Wednesday through Sunday of Super Bowl week and will involve the Northbank and Southbank riverwalks and adjacent property. This area as well as the Jacksonville Landing and NFL Experience at JEA Park on the Southbank will be the three main hubs of activity easily accessible by water taxis, a ferry, trolleys, trams and buses.

SUPER CELEBRATIONS
Although the focus of Super Bowl XXXIX will be on Jacksonville’s downtown riverfront, all neighboring counties are planning to host Super Celebrations of their own. There will be events sprinkled from Daytona to the Golden Isles and everywhere in between! The goal of Super Celebrations is to ensure there will be something for everybody— visitors and First Coast residents alike. The Host Committee launched its event sanctioning process in October 2003. Events already in the works for Super Bowl week include the Sea and Sky Spectacular at Jacksonville Beach, a shellfish festival in Fernandina Beach, the Nights of Lights celebration and Regalos Festival in St. Augustine, a bass fishing tournament in Putnam County, a Mardi Gras celebration in St. Marys, a beach festival in Ponte Vedra and a lighted boat parade in downtown Jacksonville. Fireworks will light up the downtown skies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

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Source: Jacksonville CVB, Super Bowl Host Committee
Last modified: 20050122
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