Is your little sports fan disappointed that the football season is over? Well, they can get a dose of the gridiron any time of year at the NFL Experience in Times Square. This first-of-its-kind interactive attraction is located right in the heart of the city, and it allows football fans of all ages to take a peek into the NFL, including learn fun facts about their favorite teams. Visitors explore the football content, engage with interactive displays and view a 10-minute film in a 180-seat 4D theater transports attraction visitors from the stands to the field and all the way to the Super Bowl.
Your little sports lovers will learn about team traditions and get a look inside football stadiums around the country. Take a seat mid-row in the 4D theatre and experience what it’s like to be on the field. Be prepared for a change in the weather elements and a bumpy ride, as you are moved and jerked by your motion seat to recreate the movement of the plays. (Note: On the right arm rest you can control the intensity of the seat’s movement, and would recommend low or off for the little ones.)
The Equipment Room
On the training grounds, your little athletes can hone their football skills by participating in a combination of digital and physical activities. Little linemen can test their ability against the blocking dummies or see how they measure up to the professional athletes by doing a vertical jump. Your little quarterback will then suit up and review a playbook before hitting the field to try out their passing skills. After three attempts to pass the football to your receiver, the interactive station will measure your performance and compare your stats to those of the quarterback from your favorite team.
Super Bowl Celebration
Little revelers will experience the celebration of a super bowl win. Pose with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, take a family photo in front of the green screen celebrating your victory, and walk the post-game tunnel. Your family can check out the green screen photos in the gift shop and then head over to the snack stands. The rotating menu offers NFL hometown fare and stadium snacks like soft pretzels and soda. Leading up to the Super Bowl, Lobster Rolls were offered in honor of the New England Patriots and Cheesesteaks were offered to recognize the Philadelphia Eagles. Kids will love the Nitro Popcorn, flavored popcorn dipped in liquid nitrogen causing it to freeze and create a smoke effect when you crunch on it.
This fun-filled, interactive space brings you into the NFL in an authentic and engaging way. From skills training to the Super Bowl, visitors and football fans of all ages will enjoy this unique attraction.
NFL Times Square Experience
Tickets: $29 and up
20 Times Square (at 47th St. and 7th Ave.)
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— Shnieka Johnson