Experience a taste of the Grand Canyon right here in Phoenix

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Football's not the only sport in town this week! How about some rock climbing?

On Tuesday's Good Morning Arizona, Heidi Goitia checked out the "Grand Canyon Experience," which opens up Wednesday, January 28 at Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix. It's an adventure that lets climbers get a taste of the Grand Canyon, right here in Phoenix.

The Grand Canyon Experience is a replica wall of the Grand Canyon. It's an interactive experience that features 20 climbing positions with climbing difficulty ranging from kid-friendly to professional. Climbers will also enjoy the breathtaking 18-foot waterfall flowing down the center of the attraction, much like the Colorado River runs through the Grand Canyon.

The attraction measures 30 feet tall by 100 feet wide, and also features an 18-foot video
screen at the summit.

"We started talking to the host committee about how to bring an iconic Arizona landmark into central Phoenix," says Jathan Segur of National Bank of Arizona. "What better thing than the Grand Canyon?"

Tickets to climb the Grand Canyon Experience presented by NB|AZ are now available for $5 per person at www.azsuperbowl.com. Tickets also will be available on-site at Verizon Super Bowl Central beginning Wednesday, January 28 through Feb. 1, 2015.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Grant Foundation. Funds are distributed to non-profit organizations in Arizona.

Verizon Super Bowl Central
First Street and Jefferson
Phoenix

About Verizon Super Bowl Central:
Verizon Super Bowl Central is the epicenter of Super Bowl XLIX festivities with one million visitors expected to revel in Downtown Phoenix from Wednesday, January 28 through Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The 12-city-block, free, football-themed, family-friendly, fan campus will feature the iconic XLIX Roman numerals, The Grand Canyon Experience Presented by NB|AZ, the Pepsi Hyped for Halftime stage, an Autograph Stage, the Bud Light Beer Garden, network broadcast stages and a nightly fireworks show, in addition to being complemented by the NFL Experience Engineered by GMC in the Phoenix Convention Center.

As fans enjoy the myriad of outdoor attractions, they also can enjoy a cold Bud Light purchased within the special event liquor license area. Street-level merchants, downtown restaurants and local food trucks will offer a plethora of palate-pleasing options. For updated information, visit www.azsuperbowl.com.