Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park focused on bringing local flavors

Feb 6, 2023, 4:15 AM | Updated: 5:35 am

(Twitter Photo/@CityofPhoenixAZ)...

(Twitter Photo/@CityofPhoenixAZ)

(Twitter Photo/@CityofPhoenixAZ)

PHOENIX — Arizona-bred musical acts and Southwest-themed food options will provide Valley residents and out-of-town visitors local flavors at the Super Bowl Experience in Phoenix.

The free event at Margaret T. Hance Park near downtown will kick off Thursday and run through Sunday with the official watch party of the Super Bowl, which will include large LED screens and giveaways.

“We’re going to be able to entertain all guests of all ages and we’re super excited to open on Thursday,” Heather Holland, vice president of events for the Super Bowl Host Committee, told KTAR 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Evening News on Friday.

Jimmy Eat World from Mesa and the Gin Blossoms from Tempe will headline Thursday’s concerts. Cooper Alan, Pillbox Patti and Lee Brice will perform on Friday with Major Lazer Soundsystem and Arizona on Saturday.

The food will also show off local companies and Southwest tastes with trucks set up.

“We actually have an Arizona tailgate that we’re going to be building out right now, and there’s going to be great beverages from (Phoenix-based) Hensley, and then we’re going to have some opportunities to really just taste the culture on Arizona,” Holland said.

Arizona BBQ Shack, Macology, SuperFarm SuperTruck, Paletas Betty, Trash Panda Vegan and Mustache Pretzels will be among options present. Coast 2 Coast will have Philly cheese steak sandwiches ahead of the Eagles playing in the Super Bowl.

Those taking the Valley Metro light rail can download the NFL OnePass app and ride for free with the QR code under the “Rewards” section in the app.

The Super Bowl Host Committee has been working in the park to set up for the event for a couple of weeks, Holland said.

Doors open Thursday and Friday from 2-10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. from State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona Super Bowl

(City of Phoenix Photo)...

Kevin Stone

Phoenix reaches its ‘zero waste’ goal with Super Bowl event trash

Phoenix scored a touchdown by reaching its "zero waste" goal of keeping almost all of the trash from Super Bowl XLVII events out of the landfill.

9 months ago

Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs kicks the go-ahead field goal during the fourth quarter a...

Wills Rice

Valley shows record-setting metrics during Super Bowl LVII

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and NFL released the record-setting numbers from the weeklong party in the Valley.

9 months ago

(KTAR News Photo/Jim Cross)...

Monday was the busiest day for passengers in Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport history

Passengers made their way through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in record numbers on Monday with over 200,000

10 months ago

(Getty Images Photos)...

Associated Press

Top moments of Super Bowl XLVII happened on, off and above the field

Here's a look at some top moments from Sunday night's exciting Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

10 months ago

This photo provided by Paramount+ shows Sylvester Stallone from a scene from Paramount+  2023 Super...

Associated Press

Super Bowl ads use nostalgia, star power and light laughs

Familiar celebrity faces, light humor and plenty of cuddly dogs flooded the lineup of Super Bowl LVII ads this year.

10 months ago

(Twitter Photo/@Good360)...

Alex Weiner

What happens to the losing team’s Super Bowl champions merchandise?

Thousands of shirts, hats and other apparel items are made ahead of time for both teams competing in the Super Bowl each year.

10 months ago

Sponsored Articles


Dierdre Woodruff

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Follow @KTAR923...

The 2023 Diamondbacks are a good example to count on the underdog

The Arizona Diamondbacks made the World Series as a surprise. That they made the playoffs at all, got past the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card round, swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS and won two road games in Philadelphia to close out a full seven-game NLCS went against every expectation. Now, […]



Importance of AC maintenance after Arizona’s excruciating heat wave

An air conditioning unit in Phoenix is vital to living a comfortable life inside, away from triple-digit heat.

Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park focused on bringing local flavors