Area football fans and visitors to New York and New Jersey will have a unique opportunity to welcome Super Bowl XLVIII to the region, as the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee in partnership with Macy’s will produce the “Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular,” a free, ticketed event featuring performances by Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls, with additional acts to be announced, and a first-class Macy’s Fireworks show. The kickoff event, the first to ever be associated with a Super Bowl, will take place on Monday, Jan. 27, along the Hudson River at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, and serve as the official launch to the weeklong events.
Hosted by Fox Sports’ Joe Buck and Erin Andrews, with special correspondent Platinum Recording Artist and Actress Jordin Sparks, portions of the “Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular Starring Macy’s Fireworks” will air nationally on Monday, Jan. 27 from 8–9 p.m. ET, on FOX Sports 1 (check local listings). The show will repeat at 2- 3 a.m. ET on FS1. During the show, Sparks will report from Macy’s Herald Square and contribute with Super Bowl food and fashion segments. The live concert event at Liberty State Park will begin at 7:30 p.m.
“Super Bowl XLVIII is no stranger to historic ‘firsts’ and the ‘Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular’ will be a special part of the groundbreaking theme so closely associated with this game,” said Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson, Co-Chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. “The Super Bowl experience in New Jersey and New York promises to be unlike any other, and this event will serve as an exciting, welcoming start to the week.”
“As momentum builds for Super Bowl XLVIII, and all eyes turn to New York and New Jersey, the ‘Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular’ will serve as a rally for the incredible residents of and visitors to the region,” said Jonathan Tisch, Co-Chairman of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. “We are excited to hold this event for our region’s fans, allowing them to be a part of the celebratory fanfare that will drive momentum for the continuation of the week as we welcome the world to New Jersey and New York.”