Category: Superbowl XLV

Who knew the best endorsement a downtown establishment could ask for would come from not the Dallas Cowboys but… Pittsburgh Steelers?  Pete’s, the dueling piano bar upstairs from The Library bar at 6th & Houston, has been mentioned by name by a myriad of sports networks and news websites due to a surprise visit and serenade by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Tuesday.

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It is no surprise that one of the three songs in heavy rotation at Pete’s Piano Bar on Houston & 6th, Piano Man (the other two being Brown Eyed Girl and Tiny Dancer, of course), are making national headlines as TMZ has released cell-phone video footage of Ben Roethlisberger and a few of his offensive linemen — who, as the AFC team are staying in downtown Fort Worth for this weekend’s Super Bowl — drunkedly merrily singing the Billy Joel classic Tuesday night.  View the video here.

The Chisolm Trail lot bounded by Main and Houston at 3rd and 4th, will be transformed into a 2500 square-foot stage where ESPN will be broadcasting live all throughout Superbowl Week.  Starting tomorrow, crews will be installing a 48-by-28 football field on Main Street, as well as a pair of Jumbotron screens.    Beginning January 31st, “Mike & Mike in the Morning”, among other ESPN shows and specials, will be on-location live in downtown Fort Worth.

Mayor Mike Moncrief and Ed Bass before the press conferenceUnder the newly constructed and much-welcomed 8.0 patio shade screen, Mayor Mike Moncrief, Ed Bass, John Goff of Crescent Real Estate, and Stephanie Druley of ESPN announce the exciting news that downtown Fort Worth will host ESPN’s coveted broadcast center during the entire week leading up to Superbowl XLV.  The final seven minutes of the press-conference features Moncrief at his most passionate, more

ESPN Announces Downtown Fort Worth as venue for Superbowl Week Broadcast CenterStephanie Druley of ESPN, along with Mayor Mike Moncrief, Sundance Square founder and downtown visionary Ed Bass, and John Goff, CEO of Crescent Real Estate announced during a joint-press conference ESPN’s decision to have Downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square be their broadcast center during Superbowl Week of the upcoming Superbowl XLV. Full video of the 26 minute press-conference is posted here.