Super Bowl XLIV countdown clock debuts at Sky Harbor

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The countdown clock is illuminated on a 55-inch, high-definition LED screen. (Source: CBS 5 News) The countdown clock is illuminated on a 55-inch, high-definition LED screen. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined members of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee at the unveiling ceremony. (Source: CBS 5 News) Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined members of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee at the unveiling ceremony. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A countdown clock marking the hours, days and minutes until the opening kick-off of the state's third Super Bowl since 1966 debuted at Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined members of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to unveil the state-of-the-art digital clock in Terminal 4.

The clock is illuminated on a 55-inch, high-definition LED screen.

After it was unveiled on the west end of the baggage claim area, an additional countdown clock was illuminated on the east end of baggage claim in Terminal 4. The terminal serves more than 80 percent of Sky Harbor's passengers.

"The city of Phoenix is ready to host its largest Super Bowl celebration yet," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

In the month surrounding the big game, Phoenix Sky Harbor will serve an estimated 4 million passengers. They can board the new Phoenix Sky Train to Super Bowl Central, a festival comprised of 12 city blocks that will be held for four days leading up to the game.

Super Bowl XLIX will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1, 2015, marking Arizona's third Super Bowl in 19 years.

At Super Bowl XLII in University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 3, 2008, The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14.

Arizona's first big game, Super Bowl XXX, was held at Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium in 1996, with the Dallas Cowboys beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.

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