Gameday FAQs


Getting to the Game

Where is University of Phoenix Stadium?

University of Phoenix Stadium is located at 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, AZ 85305.

What is the best way to get to the stadium on gameday?

Driving to Super Bowl XLIX is the best option. Every vehicle entering University of Phoenix Stadium parking lots will need a parking permit. Only Super Bowl XLIX ticketholders will be allowed in University of Phoenix Stadium parking lots on gameday. Permits can be purchased at the Super Bowl XLIX Transportation Center. Taxis will be able to drop off and pick up on 95th Ave., just north of Maryland Ave.

Will there be road closures on Super Bowl gameday?

95th Ave. will be closed between the entry to the Red Lot and the entry to the Orange Lot. Maryland Ave. will be closed between Sunrise Blvd. and 95th Ave. All other roads will be open, but please visit Arizona Department of Transportation for traffic updates.

How do I receive alerts on road closures?

Updates on all roads leading to University of Phoenix Stadium can be found at the Arizona Department of Transportation.

I am traveling with a disabled person. What transportation options are available? Can I rent a scooter or wheelchair?

The Grey Lot is designated as the ADA parking lot. A state issued ADA tag is required along with your parking permit. The person to whom the ADA tag is issued must be in the vehicle to gain access to the ADA parking lot. ADA parking permits can be purchased at the Super Bowl XLIX Transportation Center.


At University of Phoenix Stadium, ADA staff will be onsite to assist guests with disabilities to and from their seats. There will be no rental of wheelchairs or scooters.

Is there a specific area where I can unload a wheelchair from a vehicle?

The Grey Lot will be the designated ADA parking lot and will accommodate the unloading of a wheelchair from each parking space (1.5 spaces per vehicle). Guests must have a Grey Lot parking permit along with a state issued ADA tag to gain access to the parking lot. The person to whom the ADA tag is issued must be in the vehicle to gain access to the ADA parking lot. Parking permits can be purchased at the Super Bowl XLIX Transportation Center.

What times do the gates open?

The gates will open at 12PM on Super Bowl Sunday, simultaneously with the Stadium Entry Plazas and GameDay Fan Plaza.

Is there a place where I can be dropped off near the stadium if my ride does not have a parking pass or ticket?

There is not a designated drop off area if your ride does not have a ticket or parking permit. Please utilize public parking lots on Northern Avenue as your drop off location.

Are there any transportation restrictions for the Super Bowl that are different from a normal game at University of Phoenix Stadium?

You must have a parking permit to gain access to University of Phoenix Stadium parking lots. Parking permits can be purchased at the Super Bowl XLIX Transportation Center for ticketed guests.


Fans who have a parking permit may bring their own food and beverages into the parking lot; however, grills and occupying additional parking spots with structures or tents will not be permitted on Super Bowl Sunday. There will be no shuttle from the Brown Lot.

Is there a VIP entrance?

All guests are subject to the same security screening procedures and should enter the Stadium Entry Plaza that they are directed to by Super Bowl Guest Services staff once onsite.

Where do I enter for club seats and lofts?

Club and loft level ticketholders should enter the Stadium Entry Plaza that they are directed to by Super Bowl Guest Services staff once onsite. After passing through the Stadium Entry Plaza, club and loft level ticketholders should enter the gate designated on their ticket for easiest access to their seats.

Am I allowed to tailgate before the game?

You must have a parking permit to park in University of Phoenix Stadium parking lots. Parking permits can be purchased at superbowl.clickandpark.com for ticketed guests. Fans who have a parking permit may bring their own food and beverages into the parking lot; however, grills and occupying additional parking spots with structures or tents will not be permitted on Super Bowl Sunday.

What is a Stadium Entry Plaza?

All fans arriving to University of Phoenix Stadium for Super Bowl XLIX will pass through Stadium Entry Plazas. The Entry Plazas will act as the main security checkpoint. Super Bowl Guest Services staff will be onsite to direct fans to the most convenient Entry Plazas from each arrival location at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Entry Plazas will open at 12PM on Super Bowl Sunday. We encourage you to arrive early to avoid delays.


When leaving Super Bowl XLIX, fans should exit the game from the same Plaza that they entered through if utilizing the same mode of transportation that was used to get to the game. The Stadium Entry Plazas are sponsored by Pepsi, SAP, Snickers and Verizon.

Tickets


Are tickets still available for Super Bowl XLIX?

Limited Super Bowl XLIX packages are available for purchase at NFL On Location. Enjoy the Touchdown Club "Super Suite Experience"! The custom built club is located directly behind your seating location and is open 3 hours pregame, during the game for limited food and beverage access and a 90 minute postgame party!


This exciting package offer also includes the opportunity to go ON THE FIELD postgame for an exclusive photo opportunity! For more information on the Touchdown Club Super Suite, and to view other Super Bowl XLIX package offerings, visit NFL On Location.


NFL Ticket Exchange powered by Ticketmaster is the only NFL approved resale site where fans can buy and sell verified authentic Super Bowl XLIX tickets. Fans can buy Super Bowl XLIX tickets up to kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday. Visit NFLTicketExchange.com to buy and sell tickets to Super Bowl XLIX or visit our location on the 1st level of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel (50 East Adams Street, corner of Adams and Central) to pick up, buy or sell tickets to Super Bowl XLIX.

Are there seats designated for wheelchairs?

Yes, but all ADA seating has been allocated for Super Bowl XLIX.

Do I need a ticket to be near the stadium on gameday?

Yes. In order to enter the security perimeter around University of Phoenix Stadium, you must have a Super Bowl XLIX game ticket and pass through a Stadium Entry Plaza for security screening.

Does my infant or child need a ticket to attend the Super Bowl?

Yes. Everyone who enters the stadium must have a ticket for the game, including children of all ages.

Do you need a different ticket to go on the field for the halftime show?

Only credentialed staff will be permitted on the field for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

How can I watch the game if I don't have tickets?

Super Bowl XLIX will air on NBC so all those without tickets can enjoy the game in the comfort of home or at their favorite local establishment.

Stadium Rules


What items are prohibited from the stadium?

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses or bags larger than 4.5" x 6.5", coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags/draw string bags that are not clear or exceed 12" x 6" x 12", luggage of any kind, computer bags, binocular cases and camera bags, and large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers.


The following prohibited item list is a guide only. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

• Alcohol (unless purchased at an NFL venue)
• Animals (except assistive animals)
• Banner (any object that obstructs the view of another)
• Beach Balls
• Beverage (unless purchased at an NFL venue)
• Camcorders
• Aerosol Cans
• Coolers (of any size)
• Bottles
• Food (unless purchased at an NFL venue)
• Footballs
• Fireworks
• Frisbees
• Laser Lights and Pointers
• Mace/Pepper Spray
• Noisemakers and Horns
• Poles, Sticks, Missile like objects of any kind
• Strollers
• Tripods
• Umbrellas
• Weapons, knives and explosives
• Whistles

What size bag can I bring into the stadium?

The NFL strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bag to the Super Bowl, but if necessary, those outlined below are permissible:

• Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" OR
• One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar), AND
• Small clutch bags, 4.5" x 6.5", with or without a handle or strap, can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.
• An exception will be made for medically necessary items after thorough inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

Will the stadium provide clear bags?

No, the NFL and University of Phoenix Stadium will not provide clear bags on Super Bowl Sunday. Fans may use a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar) or clear bags may be purchased in advance on NFLShop.com or at the NFL Shop at Super Bowl presented by Visa, located in the Phoenix Convention Center adjacent to NFL Experience Engineered by GMC.

Will there be a bag check?

No. Please be sure you are familiar with the NFL's bag policy before arriving at University of Phoenix Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. Prohibited bags should remain in your vehicle, at your home or in your hotel room. The NFL, University of Phoenix Stadium and the Glendale Police Department will not store prohibited or excluded items for spectators. Visit NFL All Clear for more details.

I am bringing an infant with me to the game; will I be able to bring in a diaper bag?

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" should serve the purpose of a diaper bag for Super Bowl Sunday.

Can I bring food/drinks into the stadium?

Only food and beverage purchased at NFL venues (GameDay Fan Plaza, NFL Tailgate Party, NFL On Location) will be allowed into University of Phoenix Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. No outside food and beverage will be permitted.

What pregame events are open to general ticketholders on gameday?

Upon exiting the Stadium Entry Plazas, all Super Bowl XLIX ticketholders are invited to visit GameDay Fan Plaza before entering the stadium to take their seats. GameDay Fan Plaza will feature a Vince Lombardi Trophy photo op, marching bands, the Super Bowl Gospel Choir, other live musical talent on multiple stages, postcard-to-home stations, participatory games, concessions and more! GameDay Fan Plaza will open simultaneously with the Stadium Entry Plazas at 12PM on Super Bowl Sunday.

Gameday Information


How do I find important alerts regarding the status of the game?

For exclusive in-stadium content and alerts, visit NFL.com/SBApp to download the Super Bowl Stadium App Presented by Verizon.


Follow @SuperBowl and @AZSuperBowl on Twitter for updates.


Questions about gameday or Super Bowl week events? Tag your posts with #SBQuestions.

What is the Super Bowl Stadium App?

New for Super Bowl XLIX, the SUPER BOWL STADIUM APP PRESENTED BY VERIZON aims to take the fan experience inside University of Phoenix Stadium to the next level. Features that will enhance Super Bowl ticketholders’ experiences include exclusive in-stadium video content such as Super Bowl commercials and replays from four different camera angles, stadium seating and concession maps, once-in-a-lifetime gameday opportunities visible only to fans inside the stadium and the option to receive up-to-the-minute gameday notifications. The Super Bowl Stadium App can be downloaded by visiting NFL.com/SBApp or the app store. Available on iOS and Android.

Is there a map of the seating bowl?

Yes. Download the Super Bowl Stadium App Presented by Verizon by visiting NFL.com/SBApp to view maps of University of Phoenix Stadium for Super Bowl XLIX.

What time is kickoff?

Super Bowl XLIX will kick off at 4:25 PM (AZ time), on Sunday, February 1, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

What will be available for purchase inside the stadium?

Officially licensed Super Bowl XLIX merchandise, food and beverage will be available for purchase inside University of Phoenix Stadium on gameday.

Is there Wi-Fi in the stadium?

Yes. University of Phoenix Stadium is equipped with Wi-Fi and is expected to support fans' social and digital media needs throughout gameday.

Is the stadium wheelchair accessible?

Yes. University of Phoenix Stadium elevators and escalators are available to accommodate guests with disabilities.

Can I watch the game at NFL Experience Engineered by GMC or Verizon Super Bowl Central?

No. On Super Bowl Sunday, NFL Experience Engineered by GMC closes at 2PM, and Verizon Super Bowl Central closes at 3PM.

Are there medical personnel at the stadium I can call?

Should you need immediate emergency medical assistance, please call 911. In non-emergency situations, guests requiring medical assistance should contact any uniformed staff member or visit a First Aid station.

Gameday Weather


What are common temperatures for Arizona at the beginning of February?

The average low temperature for Arizona in February is 44.7°F, and the average high temperature for Arizona in February is 70.7°F.

The plan is for the roof to be open on gameday. Arizona has over 300 days of sunshine, but University of Phoenix Stadium is known to be chilly. Don't come unprepared – bring a jacket!