Posted on: August 30 2010 | Posted in: Upcoming Events

NFL ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FANS TO ATTEND

"NFL KICKOFF 2010" IN NEW ORLEANS' JACKSON SQUARE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9



SHOW TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY



DAVE MATTHEWS BAND AND TAYLOR SWIFT



The NFL announced today ways for New Orleans residents to be part of NFL KICKOFF 2010 Presented by EA SPORTS in Jackson Square on Thursday, September 9.

For the first time in NFL Kickoff history and in the spirit of New Orleans, the NFL will host a parade and special concert to ring in its 91st season and celebrate the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV championship. THE KREWE OF NFL KICKOFF PARADE Presented by EA SPORTS travels through the heart of the French Quarter and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND and TAYLOR SWIFT will perform live from Jackson Square.

Starting today, fans who wish to be in Jackson Square during the show may register at www.1iota.com to have a chance to be a part of the casted audience or the general public audience.

The casted audience will be comprised of select group of Super Fans of Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift and the NFL. Casted audience members must be at least 18 years old and will be placed in special audience viewing areas near the stage and may be featured on national television. Super Fans selected to be a part of the casted audience will receive a 1iota e-ticket with all relevant information about the event.

The general public viewing area will be located inside Jackson Square. Free tickets will be given out on 1iota.com in a first-come, first-served basis. Fans selected for the general public area will receive a 1iota e-ticket with all relevant information about the event.

Details about entry times and locations into Jackson Square will be communicated to selected fans through 1iota.

Fans also may line up along the parade route to be a part of the celebration. There will be giant video screens along Decatur on both sides of Jackson Square so that fans along the parade route may view the performances by Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift. The Krewe of NFL Kickoff Parade steps off at 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Esplanade Ave. and North Peters, heading downtown on Decatur and North Peters crossing Canal St. to Tchoupitoulas and ending at Julia Street. Check www.nfl.com for the most up-to-date information about the parade and festivities.

The Krewe of NFL Kickoff Parade kicks off "NFL KICKOFF 2010 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS," the NFL's ninth annual football and music festival. NFL Kickoff 2010 will be televised live, from 7:30-8:30 PM (ET)/6:30-7:30 PM (CT) on NBC and NFL Network, leading up to the season opener between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings at the Superdome (NBC, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET).



This is the seventh consecutive year the NFL has saluted the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium on a Thursday in primetime.

NFL KICKOFF 2010 is an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER, the Executive Producer of the Super Bowl pregame and halftime shows and directed by GREGG GELFAND.

Please visit www.nflmedia.com to apply for credentials to cover "NFL Kickoff 2010," including "The Krewe of NFL Kickoff Parade." The credential deadline is Friday, August 27.

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