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Super Bowl XLIV FAQs

Miami Is Hosting the 2010 Championship Game


There are less than 100 days until Super Bowl XLIV. I'm sure many of you have questions regarding the championship game, so here are a few of them answered:

What is Super Bowl XLIV?
Each year, the National Football League (NFL) conducts a professional football championship game between the champions of the American Football Conderence (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The winning team is declared champions of the NFL and winners of the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

When will Super Bowl XLIV (44) be played?
February 7, 2010

Where will Super Bowl XLIV be played?
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Editors Note: Through a sponsorship deal with Jimmy Buffet, Dolphin Stadium was renamed Land Shark Stadium through the 2009 NFL Season. The sponsorship deal did not include naming rights for the Pro Bowl or Super Bowl games scheduled for 2010. However, in an announcement January 20, 2010, a partnership was announced between the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Financial that includes naming rights for this year's Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

What is the seating capacity for Dolphin Stadium?

How are Super Bowl tickets distributed?
The majority of Super Bowl tickets are distributed to the NFL teams, with each team receiving 17.5 percent of the tickets. The non-participating teams receive 1.2 percent; and, the host team — Miami Dolphins — will receive five percent. The remaining tickets are controlled by the NFL. It distributes those primarily to NFL affiliated companies, the broadcast network, corporate sponsors, media, charities, fans and the host committee. Only about one percent of the tickets go to fans. What fans? Lucky ones. The annual Super Bowl random drawing determines exactly which fans. Entries for the drawing will only accepted between February 1 and June 1, 2009. All entries must include name, address, phone number and email address, and must be sent via certified or registered mail. Potential recipients will be notified by mail in October or November.

Mail ticket requests to:

Super Bowl Random Drawing
P. O. Box 49140
Strongsville, OH 44149-0140

Only one request per address will be accepted. Duplicate requests will be ineligible. Those selected will have the opportunity to purchase two tickets.

How much are Super Bowl tickets?
Ticket prices have not been determined at this time, but historically are between $800 and $1000.

Which airport should I fly into?
If you will be traveling to Miami by plane, you have a choice of two major airports. Take a look at the pros and cons of Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and find out which offers the cheapest flights. Click here more information on planning your trip to Miami for the Super Bowl.

Are volunteers needed for Super Bowl XLIV?
Yes. Volunteers — known as "Ambassadors" — are needed to welcome guests to the airport and hotels, assist with transportation and Super Bowl special events.

What do I need to do to volunteer for Super Bowl XLIV?
Volunteer positions are filling up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. You must be over 18 years of age by November, 2009 and provide proof with a valid driver's license or state identification. All volunteers are required to attend at least one training session for the event(s) they have been assigned. Additionally, all volunteers must attend the general volunteer orientation in January, 2010.
| Volunteer Guidelines | Volunteer Application |

If I volunteer, will I get Super Bowl tickets?
No. Super Bowl tickets are not issued to volunteers and no volunteers will be placed in Dolphin Stadium on game day.

What television network will carry Super Bowl XLIV?

What radio network will carry Super Bowl XLIV?
CBS Radio

How many times has the Super Bowl been played in Miami?
February 7, 2010 will mark the 10th Super Bowl that has been played in Miami — in 1968 (II), 1969 (III), 1971 (V), 1976 (X), 1979 (XIII), 1989 (XXIII), 1995 (XXIX), 1999 (XXXIII), 2007 (XLI) and 2010 (XLIV).

Has it been played in other locations in Florida?
Yes. In Tampa — 1984 (XVIII), 1991 (XXV), 2001 (XXXV) and 2009 (XLIII) — and, in Jacksonville in 2005 (XXXIX).

Of course, the biggest question of all... who will be the two teams playing on February 7, 2010 has just been answered. The Super Bowl XLIV contenders will be the New Orleans' Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. You can be certain that Miami will uphold its reputation as a "super" Super Bowl site with pleasant weather and a variety of outdoor activities sure to please every visitor.

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