04 Dec Super-Sized Super Bowl XLIX Countdown Clock, by First Solar, Unveiled in Phoenix
What’s 13 feet tall, is made of aluminum and steel, and illuminated by more than 200 feet of LED lights? No, it’s not a giant-sized holiday R2D2, its the First Solar Countdown Clock, located on the northeast corner ofJefferson and 1st Street in downtown Phoenix!
Over the next 60 days, the technologically advanced clock will provide the countdown to kick-off and keep fans “in the know” about events and activities coming up on the free, 12-city block fan campus known as Super Bowl Central. The First Solar Countdown Clock will display updated video content and a countdown to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX. It features three, 55 inch ultra-bright LED displays and nine First Solar panels, which were manufactured at the company’s US production facility outside of Toledo, Ohio. “The First Solar Countdown Clock is the second exciting addition to Super Bowl Central, the epicenter of fan activity in Downtown Phoenix, and made possible by First Solar taking a strong local leadership role,” said Jay Parry, President and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. First Solaris is also a partner of the Host Committee’s volunteer program. With the support of its employees, it is currently the largest single corporate volunteer group for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “Our association with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committeedemonstrates First Solar’s commitment to our home town,” said Jim Hughes CEO of First Solar. “Our associates are proudly participating in a variety of volunteer community service programs.”
The free, football-themed, pedestrian and family friendly fan campus known as Super Bowl Central will feature a multitude of daily activities such as outdoor performances by local musicians and national recording artists, an autograph stage, the iconic Super Bowl XLIX Roman Numerals and a beer garden. It will run from Wednesday, January 28 through Sunday, February 1, 2015. In November, the Host Committee unveiled the first Super Bowl Central attraction on the corner of Central and Washington. The super-sized football towers more than 20 feet high, measures more than 32 feet around and weighs more than 7,000 pounds. Fans are encouraged to visit both monuments, take selfies, share them on social media using #sb49 and make their own Super Bowl XLIX memories. For more information, visit <http://www.azsuperbowl.com