The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced The Grand Canyon Experience Presented by NB|AZ, a super-sized, one-of-a-kind rock wall climbing experience for revelers who will visit Verizon Super Bowl Central in Downtown Phoenix, the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX.
The interactive experience, set to open January 28th, will be the largest attraction inside Verizon Super Bowl Central and will feature 20 climbing positions and a breathtaking 18-ft. waterfall flowing down the center of the attraction, much like the Colorado River runs through the Grand Canyon. It will measure 30 feet tall by 100 feet wide, and will feature an 18-ft. video screen at the summit.
“Arizona is the Grand Canyon State and there is no better way to pay tribute to Arizona’s unique warmth, natural beauty and plentiful resources than to recreate a piece of our iconic natural wonder in the heart of Verizon Super Bowl Central for all our fans to enjoy. We are thankful to our partner, National Bank of Arizona, for their support in bringing this true Arizona experience to life,” said Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
The monument, designed to resemble the Grand Canyon and its unique formations, is being constructed with authentic rock texture to emulate the canyon’s terrain. Twenty climbers can ascend the wall at one time with climbing difficulty ranging from kid-friendly to professional.
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee commissioned Rockwerx, a leading builder of commercial and recreational climbing walls, to construct the monument. Due to its distinctive attributes, it had to be manufactured and built from scratch.
“As Arizona’s largest community bank, National Bank of Arizona is proud to bring The Grand Canyon Experience to everyone visiting our great state during Super Bowl XLIX,” said Keith Maio, president and CEO of NB|AZ.
The Grand Canyon Experience Presented by NB|AZ will be located on the corner of 1st St. and Jefferson. Fans, ages six and up, are invited to take on The Grand Canyon Experience Presented by NB|AZ starting on Wednesday, January 28th at 2 p.m. Tickets will be $5 and available to purchase at www.azsuperbowl.com in advance to secure an appointment to climb. Tickets also will be available onsite at Verizon Super Bowl Central. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Grant Foundation. Funds are distributed to non-profit organizations in Arizona.
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