Super Bowl in Phoenix: Host committee welcomes more than 1,500 volunteers ahead of the Big Game

As Super Bowl LVII gets closer and closer, the event's host committee is welcoming more than 1,500 volunteers to celebrate the launch of all the events leading up to game day at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

We first reported on the search for Super Bowl volunteers in July 2022. At the time, officials with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee said 5,000 people are needed to help out at airports, hotels, and other events before and after the big game. 

"Volunteers are so important because they're ambassadors not only for the Super Bowl, but ambassadors for the whole Valley," said Goodyear City Councilmember Wally Campbell, who has already signed up to volunteer.

Those on the volunteer program, which is called TEAM AZ, will help direct visitors on where to go and what to do, from golf to food and more.

"They wanted to know where you sign up for golf, where’s the best place to eat, how to get an Uber, what is the next Super Bowl activity," said Campbell.

"Having hosted the Super Bowl three times previously, Arizonans are well versed in how to welcome visitors and fans and help them enjoy their time here," said Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. "Creating a positive experience for guests is a top priority, and TEAM AZ will be at the forefront of making that happen. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for locals to be in on the action of Super Bowl festivities."

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The volunteers gathered at Footprint Center in Downtown Phoenix on Jan. 20. They heard from host committee executives, watched entertainment from the Phoenix Suns dunk team and the Phoenix Mercury hip hop squad, and received the training necessary to welcome and assist visitors.

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Super Bowl LVII will be played on Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. (Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee)