DOINews: BLM Highlighting America's National Conservation Lands During Super Bowl XLIX

Last edited 09/05/2019

The spotlight on this weekend's Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Ariz., is going to be big in so many ways. Visitors to the Grand Canyon State have an excellent opportunity to engage in a variety of sporting and entertainment events while in Phoenix. The Bureau of Land Management also has a Super Bowl presence and is working to highlight America's wild wonders, also known as our National Conservation Lands.

Seymour Antelope poses for a photo with a man and a young boy visiting BLM's National Conservation Lands Showcase at the Superbowl.

In front of a giant football at Super Bowl XLIX Central in downtown Phoenix, Seymour Antelope poses with friends for photos and invites them to see BLM's National Conservation Lands Showcase and the exceptional opportunities waiting for them on BLM's public lands. Photo by Dennis Godfrey, BLM.

BLM fans are encouraged to join Arizona, in person or through the virtual world of social media, to #SeeBLM and Explore, Discover and Escape to these beautiful and unique public lands.

If you are planning to be a part of the weekend festivities in Phoenix, stop in and visit your BLM Arizona family in the BLM National Conservation Lands Showcase, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix at Super Bowl XLIX Central. While there, you can get information on what public lands you'd like to visit next and take selfies with Seymour Antelope in front of the magnificent photo backdrops on display.

If you're looking to get out and hit the trail just outside of metropolitan Phoenix, BLM Arizona has several opportunities for you. For example, you can hike, mountain bike, or equestrian ride on the Black Canyon Trail. Or perhaps you'd prefer to slow things down and take a leisurely self-guided hike on the BLM-managed Agua Fria National Monument, where you can see the remnants of a prehistoric Native American pueblo called Pueblo La Plata or meander on two guided hikes along the Agua Fria River riparian area.

Screenshot from BLM video highlighting recreational opportunities along the Black Canyon Trail
This public YouTube video highlights recreational opportunities along the Black Canyon Trail. Video produced by Jayson Barangan, BLM Arizona.

If your plans are to sit back and enjoy the game, hype, noise, and conversation of Super Bowl XLIX from your home, take some time to follow BLM Arizona on social media – Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube – by following @BLMArizona or using the following hashtags:

  • #PlayOutside #SeeBLM
  • #TackleTheWild #SeeBLM
  • #ScoreWild #SeeBLM
  • #GetOutside #SeeBLM

Like we said, Super Bowl XLIX is going to be BIG and BLM is excited to be part of the game!

By: Deborah Stevens, public affairs specialist, BLM Arizona

Jan. 29, 2015

BLM's mascot, Seymour Antelope, standing in front of a giant football at Super Bowl XLIX Central in downtown Phoenix, Ariz.

Seymour Antelope is ready for a touchdown in Phoenix this weekend! Photo by Dennis Godfrey, BLM.

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