Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009
Time: 6 p.m. EST
Sunrise: 7:17 a.m. EST
Sunset: 6:11 p.m. EST
Site: Raymond James Stadium
Stadium Capacity: 72,500
Television: NBC
Radio: Westwood One/Univision
NFL Headquarters: Marriott Waterside
Media Center: Tampa Convention Center
Team Hotels:
AFC team - InterContinental Tampa
NFC team - Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Team Practice Sites:
AFC team - University of South Florida
NFC team - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Facility

I'm a member of the media and want to cover the game? How do I get credentials?
The National Football League expects more than 4,000 credentialed media to cover Super Bowl XLIII including more than 400 international media. Media credential requests for Super Bowl XLIII will be handled by the NFL. Interested media should register online at Applications will be available on that Web site in October.

Where will media stay for Super Bowl XLIII?
The NFL has hotel rooms under contract for use by credentialed media during Super Bowl. These rooms were secured as part of the original bid and will be assigned by the league office. The majority of media hotels will be concentrated in Downtown Tampa and the Westshore District. During Super Bowl week, working media will be based out of the media center at the Tampa Convention Center.

How many times has Tampa hosted the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl XLIII will be Tampa Bay's fourth time to host the game and the second Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay becomes one of only four cities to have hosted the Super Bowl on at least four occasions.

Will Gasparilla take place during Super Bowl weekend like last time?
Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Pirate Festival will be held the weekend after Super Bowl XLIII.

Are you seeking additional video production services during Super Bowl week?
If you are in need of additional production support during Super Bowl week, please take a look at the audio/visual companies listed in our Emerging Business Guide, or visit RiverBank Studios, a division of Media General, a sponsor of the Host Committee.

How can I receive press releases and news regarding Super Bowl XLIII?
Media interested in receiving news releases and periodic updates from the Host Committee should click here to sign up on our media list.

If you would like additional information regarding the Tampa Bay region or our Super Bowl efforts, please contact:

Amanda Holt
Director of Public Relations
(813) 387-2677

Lauren Pasqualone
Communications/Events Coordinator
(813) 387-2681