BEREA, OH (WOIO) - For the third straight year a group of students from the sports management program at
will make the trip to the
to help make sure the fan experience goes without a hitch.
About 25 students are leaving for Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday where they will work the events at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The NFL Experience is an interactive fan festival that includes dozens of games and exhibits.
B-W student Cole Horan is making his second trip to the Super Bowl and was impressed by what he saw last year.
"Just the coordination with the people that are in charge knowing when and where to put people and how to operate was eye opening," he said.
Devan Anderson is also making his second trip to the Super Bowl. He couldn't believe the amount of time and effort it took to pull off the event last year.
"Seeing the amount of hours and the work and everything that's put into and then everything coming together," Anderson said.
Baldwin Wallace Professor Charles Campisi is the connection between the NFL and this great opportunity for B-W students. Campisi worked in the front office of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was his contacts who pushed open the door to this incredible learning experience.
Campisi knows how good the NFL is at putting on a Super Bowl spectacle, and knew his students would learn a lot in a short period of time.
"Everything is ready when those fans come in, and, boom, our guys are ready to perform and do their stuff and for the fans its seamless," he said.
The B-W students will work the fan experience up until Super Bowl Sunday and then will be in place at the stadium in Glendale for game day.
That's not a bad resume builder.
Eric Dalton has worked the past two Super Bowls, saying, "Arizona for the week, it's warm, away from Cleveland where it's cold, so I can't wait."