Jacksonville, Fla., played an important role in hosting this spring’s premier events: The 2017 NFL Consumer Products Summit and the NFL Equipment Managers Meeting. Occurring in late March, the events brought 1,000 guests to EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, plus nearly 150 exhibitors that showcased their licensed NFL wares to general retailers and buyers. Jacksonville was selected to host this exclusive event from a short list of candidates—Chicago, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.
It’s time for the local meetings and events industry to show the NFL what the Bold North is all about
Rams football legends Rosey Grierm Dennis Harrah, Nolan Cromwell and LeRoy Irvin along with their teammates were the first guests to stay at the newly-opened Shade Hotel Redondo Beach.
“It was an honor to welcome the Rams Legends as our very first guests at the eagerly awaited phase one opening of Shade Redondo Beach,” said Michael Zislis, owner of Shade Hotels. “We are excited to have the Rams back in Los Angeles, and it was a magical way to celebrate the pinnacle opening of our newest Shade Hotel.”
The 82nd NFL Draft will be held in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia from April 27–29, 2017. They will incorporate several of Philadelphia’s famed landmarks, spanning from Philadelphia City Hall to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
While for some, the actual football part of the Super Bowl is priority No. 1, others find the socializing, food and general party the best part of the sporting event. Check out the below tips to kick off your soiree and score a touchdown with your guests.
Create a Winning Atmosphere
1. Try a neighborhood tailgate. Set up a grill and some lawn chairs in your driveway or yard and coordinate with other families on your block to do the same.
Super Bowl is right around the corner and whether or not football suits your fancy, we can all agree the day offers up an opportunity to indulge in a plethora of delicious dips, desserts and dairy. Below, find our roundup of the tastiest offerings for your upcoming party—whether it’s to watch the game, commercials or Katy Perry.