The love of football can unite a family. As a mother of a son who is a die-hard sports fanatic, it can be hard sometimes to try to find things to talk to him about. The daily conversations on how was his day at school or soccer practice can only take my talking time with him so far. The start of football season creates an excitement in the air. As a family, we plan our Sunday’s around what games are a must-see during football season. Living in a home of New England Patriot fans and New York Giant fans you can only imagine the rivalry and the trash talking. Regardless of what team we are rooting for the passion for football always brings us together.
I was so excited to announce to my family that to The NFL Experience was opening in Times Square an attraction that needs to be on your bucket list. The NFL Experience is heaven for football fanatics. The NFL Experience isn’t a museum. This is an experience an of a lifetime where a fan can feel the sensation as if they were in the moment when their favorite team scored the winning game touchdown or winning the super bowl. From the moment you walk into the NFL Experience interactive experience, it will bring you right into all the action of your favorite teams.
The 32’s: The place where you view all 32 teams authentic memorabilia up close and personal. You can also test your football knowledge or vote for your favorite players and teams. You can also take a closer look at your favorite teams home stadium.
The Stadium: This has got to be my favorite experience. I seriously could have stayed there all day. The 180 seat 4d theater thrill ride puts you right in the middle of the best moments in football history. You will feel like your apart of the team living in the moment. You will experience a 10-minute thrill ride where you will not only feel the experience, but the additional touches of the experience like the weather elements and aromas from NFL games will leave you wanting more.
The Equipment Room: The place to test your skills. As you enter the training rooms where you can measure your skills with blocking dummies as you tackle to test your strength. You can verticle jump and compare your skills against your favorite players. This has to be my son’s favorite experience. I could not get my boys out of this area. They instantly began to compete against each other to see who was better at tackling or had a higher jump.
Suite Up: If your inspiration is to be a football player well here you live the dream as you select your favorite player and jersey number as you suit up as your favorite star.
Game Plan: The place to experience the behind the scene action of getting ready for the big game. Meet NFL Coach Jon Gruden as he teaches you an actual real NFL play. I seriously thought he was a gibberish language that I couldn’t understand, but my boys thought it was the coolest thing and still talk about the NFL play the learned.
Huddle Up: In my sons words “the coolest place to be inside the huddle.” The place to you use your skills to be the quarterback, pick the receiver, and run the play that NFL Coach Jon Gruden taught you. This interactive gameplay will leave you thinking you are the games MVP quarterback.
Quarterback Challenge: The place to show your skills as you attempt to pass the football to your receiver. My boys could have stayed there all day competing against each other.
Super Bowl Celebration: The place to experience the winning Super Bowl Gatorade dunk as you take in the victory celebration with a confetti shower after winning a Super Bowl.
Champions Stage: Get your cameras ready because this is the place to take a picture with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. You can also view all the 283 Super Bowl rings.
Postgame Tunnel: Experience never before seen fan and player game footage.
Food and Beverage: Imagine being able to experience the dishes from your team’s stadium. Well, this is the place to be because the NFL Experience has 31 NFL stadiums menus on the rotation where you can enjoy dishes from each specific stadium based on the big game of the week.
Special NFL Player Appearances: Sign up for the newsletter because Hall of Famers, current players and the NFL legends you hear everyone talk about will make special fan experiences where you can meet your favorite player!
If you look closer at the game of football. You can learn a thing or two about teamwork, it can teach you that working together you can achieve more regardless if the challenges may seem impossible to overcome. The game of football creates a family experience. You block for each other as you support each other through whatever obstacles you may go through together in life. When your family is having a not so fantastic day, you pick them up; you back them up. If your family is being attacked or taken advantage of you defend them and protect each other. You look after each other regardless of the situation. From the game of football, you learn that together as a family you will achieve more.
To plan your visit to the NFL Experience or to get more info visit NFLExperience.com
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