NFL Fan Experience offers fun activities

New Orleanians can have a great time when the Super Bowl comes to town in early February.

Starting Jan. 30, the NFL Fan Experience will take over the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with games, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and “the largest football memorabilia show ever.” You can see the Vince Lombardi trophy up close, and kids can learn the basics of the nation’s favorite fall sport through flag football tournaments.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for kids and available by calling (866) 849-4635 or visiting the box office at the convention center.

One of the biggest attractions at this event is appearances by football heroes. The NFL is setting up a phone line to call about scheduled appearances, because player appearances can be canceled or added up until the last minute. The number is (888) 635-2273, and the line is open beginning Jan. 28.