Countdown to Sunday 1 February 2009 Begins... The Super Bowl Game is the championship game of the NFL, National Football League, and this year, the event is scheduled to take place in Tampa, Florida at the Raymond James Stadium.
It is a professional football championship game which includes participants from the championships of the American Football Conference, AFC and the National Football Conference, NFC. The Super Bowl 43 game will broadcast on Sunday 1 February 2009, and will be watched by millions of football fans all over the globe, popularly known as Super Bowl Sunday by the football fans.
The game is planned to kick off at approximately 6:28 p.m. EST and will be watched by more than 72,500 people in real, at the stadium itself. The winning team will be awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is awarded each year to the winning team of the NFL League annual championship game.
Raymond James Stadium has already held several Super Bowls before, which include Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, Super Bowl XVIII in 1981 and Super Bowl XXV in 1991. It also holds several annual events like the Outback Bowl (NCAA football), Monster Jam and American Invitational equestrian. The stadium has a grass surface and has been a ten-time winner of award for best field in the NFL.
2009 will be the fourth time Tampa Bay will host a Super Bowl Game and the second game to be held at the Raymond James Stadium. The game will be broadcast on NBC on television and also on the radio network through CBS Radio / Westwood One in English and Spanish. Preparations for the Super Bowl XLIII Game have already been in place, which started last year with the planting of thousands of trees to help to “Green” Super Bowl. This step was taken to counteract the emissions that will be caused by the upcoming Super Bowl XLIII event. The NFL and Super Bowl committee partnered with the marines and Forestry division organizations to plant 700 one-gallon red mangrove trees along the Terra Ceia shoreline in Tampa. Dozens of volunteers and youngsters joined the staff to plant these trees at two different sites in the Bay Area.
The last game of this event was Super Bowl XLI which was played on 4 February 2007, at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Indianapolis Colts from the American Football Conference, AFC were the champions who defeated Chicago Bears from the National Football Conference, NFC by 29 - 17. This was Colts first appearance in a Super Bowl game since 1970 when they won Super Bowl V held at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Baltimore Colts defeated Dallas Cowboys from the National Football Conference, with 16 – 13 as the football results. This 2009 Super Bowl Sunday will bring more excitement when the game will reach more than 3 billion viewers worldwide.
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