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StubHub Drafts Maria Menounos As “Honorary Quarterback” Calling The Plays For The StubHub “Playbook” For The Super Bowl

StubHub, the world’s largest event marketplace, announced that it has drafted Maria Menounos, Emmy winner, radio host and football fan, as “honorary quarterback” to call the plays for the StubHub “Playbook.” The “Playbook” will be released in a series of tips and videos through game day, designed to give fans everything they need to make it to NFL’s biggest game and to the biggest pre-game fan event of the week “StubHub Live: Field House,” a complimentary event for StubHub Super Bowl ticket buyers.


StubHub also announced plans to release a new augmented reality feature on the StubHub iOS App next week for Super Bowl ticket buyers. “Immersive view” will provide a 3D, augmented reality view of the entire game venue including seats, parking and StubHub ticket pickup as well as surrounding points of interest to really experience the venue and plan this bucket-list experience before even stepping foot in the Twin Cities.


“As we embark on the 10th year of our pre-game fan event, this year known as StubHub Live: Field House, we are proud to take our best-in-class ticketing experience to a new level by offering the ‘Playbook,’” said Justin Finn, head of event marketing for StubHub.  “With the ‘Playbook’, the help of super-fan Maria Menounos and a soon-to-be-released, immersive app feature, we’re arming fans with all the tools and knowledge they need ahead of time to enjoy and make the most of the big day.  Creating insider experiences at premier live events gives customers something extra with their ticket purchase, which is what separates StubHub from other brands.”


For the 10th year in a row, StubHub’s Field House will offer every StubHub Super Bowl ticket buyer a free, exclusive, pre-game tailgating experience as they pick up their game ticket and get excited for the game.  Hosted at Target Field, the event will offer an energetic, dual-field experience for the true sports fan, with premium ballpark food and drink, oversized tailgating games from beer pong to cornhole, and meet and greets and football toss with dozens of current and past football greats including Jim Kelly, Joe Greene, Jerome Bettis, and Randall Cunningham. The event will also feature team-specific locker rooms for exclusive photo ops and will be the live broadcast location for the Jim Rome pre-game radio broadcast.


Giving attendees everything they’ll need to know to tackle all the action in Minneapolis, at the Field House and the game, StubHub released its first video in its “Playbook” series today, featuring quarterback and diehard football fan Maria Menounos.  Maria’s insider tips include all the weekend essentials to pack, how to get game-day ready by painting the perfect “game face,” and how to throw the perfect spiral.


“I’ve been attending football games for as long as I can remember and this will be my 15th

Super Bowl – there is nothing more thrilling in the world of sports than this event,” said Maria Menounos, football fan, television host and StubHub honorary quarterback.  “StubHub puts on one of the most epic fan events and makes it so easy to get your ticket so I’m excited to work with them to offer tips to fans preparing for the game and then experience it myself with them in Minneapolis.”


An Emmy winner, Maria is host of SIRIUS XM’s “Conversations with Maria Menounos,” CEO of AfterBuzz and two-time The New York Times Best-selling author of the acclaimed book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life.  


Free and exclusive to StubHub buyers, Field House kicks off first thing in the morning on Super Sunday and goes until kickoff. Ticket pickup for fans that purchased Super Bowl tickets on StubHub will also take place at this location on the same day.


For more information on Field House, visit http://www.stubhub.com/ultimatepregame.


Photo courtesy of StubHub.


About StubHub

At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

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Carrie Underwood’s Anthemic Event Song, “The Champion,” Released Today!

Multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII on February 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, “The Champion,” released globally today. Underwood, who has been the face and voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show open for the last five seasons, co-wrote “The Champion” last year with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano, and Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris, who Underwood asked to collaborate on the event song produced by Jim Jonsin. NBC Sports will also incorporate “The Champion” into its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.


“When we met with Carrie last year to discuss the Super Bowl open, we each brought ideas. Carrie presented first. After she spoke, we looked at each other and said ‘that’s the one,’” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Night Football and the network’s Super Bowl LII presentation. “Later on, our Olympics producers listened to ‘The Champion’ and decided that it would be a perfect complement for our Winter Games coverage. We are excited to highlight ‘The Champion’ in two events on the global stage in February.”


“When we were writing ‘The Champion,’ our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives,” explains Carrie Underwood.  “We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”

Ludacris says, “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song.”


The lyric video and playlist for “The Champion” are available now.


Underwood is currently in the studio working on her next album which will be released on Capitol Records Nashville.

About Carrie Underwood:

Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 2.6 billion times worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for 2016’s The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round.” Carrie also topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016. All five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away, and Storyteller – are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Favorite Country Album – and tallied an incredible 40 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  The RIAA’s highest certified country album artist to debut this century, Underwood also holds the distinction of the highest album certification of any country artist to emerge since 2000 with the 8x Multi-Platinum success of her 2005 debut, Some Hearts.  She is the all-time Top Country Artist (male or female) on RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking, also placing her among the Top 5 females in the history of RIAA’s Digital Single Program across all genres.  In December of 2014, she released her Platinum-certified Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which produced two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood, including the RIAA-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water.” The Grand Ole Opry member demonstrated her creative diversity in 2013 starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. Her latest chart-topping platinum fifth studio album, Storyteller, produced four #1 hits.  Last November Underwood co-hosted the CMA Awards for the tenth consecutive year, and she’s currently in her fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football.


About Ludacris:

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has sold more than 25 million albums domestically, thanks to the blockbuster success of such singles as “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker” and “My Chick Bad.”
With an unrivaled match of lyrical acumen, wit, and imagery, Bridges has solidified himself as one of music’s premier entertainers. Although he’s best known for his infectious tunes, Bridges has shown that he’s equally adept at writing powerful songs with serious subject matter, including runaways, with the song “Runaway Love.” Bridges’ versatility and artistic complexity also enabled him to make a seamless transition to acting.

Most recently, Bridges starred in the highly anticipated The Fate of the Furious, which broke records at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film opening worldwide.  His other feature film credits include Universal Pictures’ Fast 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Garry Marshall’s ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve; and Ivan Reitman’s romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, opposite Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. His acclaimed performances in film, (Crash, Hustle & Flow), and television, (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), have Hollywood and critics alike buzzing about his increasingly impressive screen resume.

A consummate businessman, Bridges is enjoying success outside of entertainment. His latest venture includes opening his long anticipated new restaurant “Chicken-n-Beer” at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. In addition, he is dipping his hands in tech space by partnering up with apps such as “Roadie” an on-the-way delivery service.

Currently, Bridges is both the host and executive producer of MTV’s revived Fear Factor, and is currently working on an album for release at the end of the year.  Bridge’s philanthropic efforts rival his entertainment accomplishments; he started The Ludacris Foundation in 2001 which focuses on helping youth help themselves.  TLF has devoted more than 15,000 hours of service to youth across the nation.

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Performers Added to DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ | 1/28-1/30

imageDIRECTV, the perennial host of star-studded, must-attend events on Super Bowl weekend, is setting the stage for the biggest pre-game bash ever – an unprecedented, three-day music festival featuring some of the top names in the industry.

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Phillip Phillips & The Band Perry To Perform At Super Bowl XLVIII Pregame Show & NFL On Fox

The Band PerryPHILLIP PHILLIPS and THE BAND PERRY will perform as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame show in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and FOX announced today.  The two acts will perform at the NFL Tailgate Party and part of each performance will be televised live on FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. Continue Reading →

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