STAMFORD, Conn. – October 23, 2014 – The Sunday Night Football bus travels to New Orleans this week, making its first stop Friday afternoon at the Gleason Gras and New Orleans Saints Pep Rally in Champions Square. Hosted by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, the event raises awareness for ALS and supports the Gleason Family Trust.
On Saturday, the bus will stop at the New Orleans Recreation Department's Youth Heads Up football tournament before heading over to the Harvey Walmart Supercenter tomorrow night. On Sunday, the bus will be open to fans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome outside of Gate A leading up to the kickoff of Sunday Night Football.
This week's destinations include:
Friday, Oct. 24
Champions Square for Gleason Gras and New Orleans Saints Pep Rally, 1 Lasalle St, New Orleans, 4 - 8 p.m. CT
Saturday, Oct. 25
New Orleans Recreation Department's Youth Football League Tournament, St. Roch Park – 1800 St. Roch Ave. New Orleans, 10 a.m. - Noon CT
Saturday, Oct. 25
Harvey Walmart Supercenter, 1501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 3 - 5 p.m. CT
Sunday, Oct. 26
Mercedes-Benz Superdome outside of Gate A on Poydras Street from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. CT
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers travel to New Orleans this Sunday to face Drew Brees and the Saints on Sunday Night Football on NBC. Pre-game coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET. For more information about this week's NFL coverage, click here.
ABOUT THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS
NBC Sports Group's Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 Sunday Night Football games, the NFL kickoff game in Seattle, and NBC's Wild Card and Divisional Playoff games. The SNF bus will also be on-site all week leading up to the crowning of the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus will give fans the opportunity to interact with America's most-watched primetime television show with exclusive activities, memorabilia and an interactive 55-inch touch screen housing social media elements, photos and video.
As the Sunday Night Football bus makes its way from NFL Kickoff to the Super Bowl, it will also be traveling with a replica Vince Lombardi Trophy that will be available for fan photos. From the life-size NFL players and Carrie Underwood on the outside, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy and "Photo Bomb" wall featuring NFL players on the inside, fans will have numerous opportunities to interact and share memories from the bus.
Following each Sunday night game, the stars of the game will autograph "The Sunday Night Football," which will be displayed on the bus alongside the footballs signed by the 2012 and 2013 SNF players of the game. In addition, key highlights from last season's SNF will be shown on the bus' TV, and a photo of each 2014 SNF Player of the Game will be added to the SNF schedule display on the outside of the bus.