Gear up, football fanatics! We’ve put together a handy guide of things you need to know to have a fun and unforgettable Super Bowl weekend in sunny Phoenix.
Your Game Day Checklist:
- Warm weather clothes
- Dress for an average Feb. temp of 70 balmy degrees in a lightweight team jersey and shorts, but bring a sweatshirt in case it cools down when the sun sets.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat
- Protect yourself against the midday heat with sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat or visor.
- Portable phone charger
- Stay connected all game long with a pocket-sized charger.
- Small camera
- Cameras with lenses longer than six inches are prohibited inside the stadium, but you can capture all the action on a small camera, like a GoPro, or a high-quality camera phone.
- Comfortable shoes
- Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes that you can easily stand and walk in for a long time.
- Earplugs or noise-isolating earphones
- If you have sensitive ears, consider packing earplugs — it’s going to get loud!
- Team gear
- Show off your team spirit with wild accessories like face or body paint, temporary tattoos, or temporary hair dye.
- A clear bag or small clutch bag
- Bring a small clutch or a clear bag into the stadium to hold your cash, credit cards, ID, ticket, phone, and other essentials. Check the NFL’s bag policies here for more info.
Your Weekend Bucket List:
- Take a hike
- Arizona is home to over 40 National Historic Landmarks perfect for exploration and exercise — and several are within close driving range of Phoenix.
- Grab a bite
- Nearby Scottsdale boasts over 600 locally owned restaurants and was named the No. 2 Foodie City in the US .
- Explore downtown Phoenix
- Arizona’s capital city is full of family-friendly attractions like the Arizona Science Center, ASU Planetarium, and the Phoenix Zoo, as well as several nightlife hotspots.
Your Flight Plan:
Traveling via Airplane? Check out these TSA Prohibited Items1
- Air horns
- These are prohibited in both check-in and carry-on luggage. Better learn how to whistle really loud before game day.
- Concealment flasks
- Concealment flasks will be confiscated, but you CAN travel with approved liquids in bottles measuring 3.4 ounces or less. Read here for information on traveling with alcohol at the TSA blog.
- Propane tanks
- Gas heaters and stoves (sorry, tailgaters!)
- Food Items
- Adhere to the plastic bottle rule (3.4 ounces or less) and you should be in the clear.
Your Safety Plan:
Fans are encouraged to stay safe and help others stay safe by reporting potentially dangerous situations to law enforcement or someone in authority. As the Department of Homeland Security says “If You See Something, Say Something™” and enjoy Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.