A Message From Arlington Mayor Cluck

The Real Winner of Super Bowl XLV 

Throughout the 12-county North Texas Region, the Super Bowl is much more than a championship football game. In an area that includes Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and all cities in between, the Super Bowl is rebuilding neighborhoods and empowering youth to make lifelong commitments to service in their communities. The Super Bowl is fueling the economy and helping small emerging businesses develop winning game plans for success. The Super Bowl is community outreach and football excitement all rolled into one big win for North Texas cities! Read more of Mayor Cluck's message. 

 

 

"Long after the game is over and the last person has left the stadium, the impact of the Super Bowl will remain in Arlington for generations."

- Mayor Robert Cluck

 

It's Here!

Arlington Is Ready for Football's Biggest Game 

When hosting a Super Bowl, the actual game is just one of the many considerations. Super Bowls are planning-intensive events, and nothing is more vital than public safety. Assistant Chief James Hawthorne said area public safety officials have been planning for Super Bowl XLV since May 2007 when the NFL named Cowboys Stadium as host of the Feb. 6 game. Officials from the North Central  Texas Council of Governments, Texas Department of Transportation and North Texas Tollway Authority have been preparing for icy weather conditions for more than a year. Plans were made for additional trucks and stockpiles of salt, sand and pre-treatments. The region is planning for an influx of 200,000-plus visitors on the day of the game, many of them driving, many of them on foot. Read more. Watch the video.

 

Super Events Fit for a Super Bowl

Jordin Sparks Experience Headlines Local Activities

A Jordon Sparks performance. A craziest fan search. Super Bowl-themed art, movies, picnics, watch parties and the NFL Experience. These events are all  part of Super Bowl XLV.

Every year since 2008, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has brought her "footprint" of kindness to the Super Bowl host city with specialized community events. It all starts Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Sheraton
Arlington. Interested in crazy fan fun? On Saturday, Feb. 5, at Lincoln Square, don't miss the world's craziest fans as they support their favorite teams right here in Arlington. Icy weather conditions could impact some events. Visit the JordinSparksExperience.com before you go! For a complete schedule of Super Bowl events, click here.

Environmentally Super!

Super Bowl XLV Will Be Bigger, Better, Greener 

Super Bowl XLV will turn out to not only be the biggest Super Bowl in terms of attendance, but it will also be the greenest.

Thanks to the Super Grow XLV Program, North Texas has received more than 6,500 trees. In Arlington alone, volunteers planted 45 trees in the Dr. Robert Cluck Linear Park east of Cowboys Stadium and an additional 355 trees in medians, on school campuses and at golf courses. Read more. 

 

e-Pics of the Week 


 

 

Banners and Boogie ... We're Ready!
 From putting up banners to doing the Super Bowl boogie, Arlington is ready for Super Bowl spotlight. Above: Super Bowl banners go up along Center and Abram streets, thanks to downtown area merchants. Below: Wearing Let's Move T-shirts, Arlington area dancers do the Super Bowl Boogie on Jan. 29 in downtown Arlington at the Museum of Art. During Super Bowl week, watch this dance craze go viral!

SUPER BOWL XLV

BIG Numbers

 

106.5 M 

Number of fans who watched last year's Super Bowl - largest recorded audience in television history
 

100

  Number of aircraft expected to land at Arlington Municipal Airport

 

105,000 

Number of fans expected inside Cowboys Stadium for the big game

 

   200,000

 Number of estimated visitors to partake in Super Bowl events across North Texas

  

 10,154

Number of volunteers on hand to assist visitors

  

24,000

Number of hotel rooms in North Texas under contract for use by the NFL 

 

 300,000

Square feet of tent space  at Cowboys Stadium parking lot

 

  175 

Gallons of paint used to detail the end zones, sidelines and NFL logos on the playing field 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

Now through Thursday, Feb. 10, schedule your official tour of Cowboys Stadium for an upclose look at how it's been transformed for the Super Bowl XLV. Details.

 

Planning & Zoning Commission meeting
 has been recessed until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Work Session will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at City Hall.

  

The Arlington City Council will meet   Tuesday, Feb. 8, at City Hall. 

  

meeting to gather input from residents and business owners on ways to improve energy use in Arlington is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at City Hall. Details. 

 

The Arlington Alliance for Youth 6th Annual Youth Collaboration Breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the Mac Bernd Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook. RSVP.

NEW ON THE WEB

 

Time is running out to get your commemorative Super Bowl XLV gear. Arlington's online store has what you need to remember Arlington's BIG day in history! 
Purchase personalized
Arlington, Texas, Super Bowl commemorative 
T-shirts, hats, jackets and more. Visit www.ArlingtonGear.com
 to purchase online.

ARLINGTON TRAFFIC

 

Driving around the Entertainment District is unlike the routes associated with previous events. Watch for lane reductions in areas such as Collins and Randol Mill Road. Plan ahead. Click here for the latest information on maps and directions in and out of the stadium. Arlington Police are urging the purchase of official NFL parking passes beforehand, and drivers should follow the directions on the back as well as the directions from officers managing traffic. 

Power Up Arlington!

On Feb. 1, the City of Arlington and Arlington-based Texas Power introduced a new innovative program for residents called Power Up Arlington. This is a two-year pilot program through Texas Power that offers competitive and reliable electricity service to residents while giving back a portion of the proceeds to support the city and its services. Read more.

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