Residents at the heart of Super Bowl Central say they are prepared for the madness

The NFL Experience is located in Downtown Phoenix, which pretty much puts the area at the center of the Super Bowl or the events leading up to it at least. This means people who live downtown are also at the center of it all.

So how are the locals dealing with all of the hubbub?

Downtown Phoenix is being transformed into "Super Bowl Central" this week, and a million visitors are expected to show up to celebrate and take in the sights and sounds.

But some people won't have to hassle with parking if they want to check it out. They simply have to head downstairs.     

"I can walk down stairs and be amongst who knows who, that's gonna be in town for the Super Bowl, all the bands, all the music, all the concerts, food, drink all that kinda stuff is going on - should be really exciting," says Dave Soltys who lives at Cityscape.

Dave Soltys and his wife own a restaurant downtown and moved into the Cityscape Residences in April.

"We're right living in the heartbeat of the Super bowl," says Soltys.

Dave and his wife have a view of everything going on down below.

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm in heaven," Soltys says.

Cityscape General Manager Travis Shumake says they've been planning for months on end. He says the goal is to make sure the residents can enjoy it all with minimal disruptions to their daily lives.

"Normal living, yes this would be crazy, but Cityscape living? This is pretty standard for us," Shumake says. "So our residents are used to the hustle and bustle and the excitement of being in the heart of downtown."

People living here know it's going to be challenging getting into and out of their parking garage with so many people in the area, but Dave says he's planned ahead.

"I'm not overly concerned, I mean I'm planning on parking my car for that week, and if I need to go somewhere, take the light rail, or a bus, or just not go."

"They've asked should we be rationing food? Should we be stocking up? And I'm like, it's not the apocalypse, it's just the Super Bowl," Shumake says.
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