Registering in advance for access to Super Bowl Boulevard allows you to get your very own badge, and that will score you the chance to grab a selfie with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Additionally there’s the opportunity to get some free autographs from NFL players, to kick a field goal right in the middle of the city, and to check out the broadcast sets of NFL Network, ESPN and FOX. You’ll also be entered to win a pair of tickets to the big game, but we won’t hold our breath regarding that possibility.
Other attractions include the Super Bowl Virtual Theatre, which is basically just football highlights playing on the façade of the Macy's storefront over at Herald Square. It will run for 10 minutes every half hour, and we imagine it’s worth a look if you’re in the neighborhood.
There’s plenty of opportunities to score some swag from the sponsors and advertisers, too, as everyone from Snickers to Pepsi will be on hand to promote and peddle their goods. Finally, for those that love to share, be sure to score a picture in front of the 20-foot-tall Super Bowl XLVIII Roman Numerals between 42nd and 43rd streets. If you want to show off to your pals on Facebook and Instagram—this is the picture to take.
[Photo of the special MetroCards: MTAPhotos]