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Panini America On Location: The Frenzied First Few Days of the 2012 NFL Experience

January 29, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2012 NFL Experience officially kicked off Friday, but yesterday was the first full day of fun at the Indiana Convention Center. Only a few “cold weather” cities have hosted the Super Bowl, but fans kept things hot inside the 500,000 square foot football exhibit.

While names like Joseph Addai, Donald Brown and Kyle Rudolph drew huge lines for free autographs on the Panini America Autograph Stage, both Panini booths (in the corporate area and Kids Zone) were packed with NFL fans excited about trading cards and stickers.

Stay tuned all next week for more exclusive coverage from Super Bowl XLVI and the 2012 NFL Experience.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2012 4:36 pm

    Everyone looks fairy rugged up, but it looks kike thy are having a blast regardless. Love the picture of the little kids the one with the ball does not want anything to do with it.

  2. Tyler Cobb permalink
    January 29, 2012 5:25 pm

    drove 4 hours to nfl experience only to not be let into Memorabilia area. I was so excited for this event, could not be more bummed. 8 hours driving, 100 dollars for entry and no panini show due to “the wind”…you would think this city would learn… upset right now…

    • January 29, 2012 6:25 pm

      Tyler, we understand your frustration and we apologize for the inconvenience. However, the closing of our area was completely out of our control and mandated by the NFL as a safety precaution.

      We’ll reach out to you next week when we’re all back in the office to follow up.

  3. Andrew permalink
    January 30, 2012 10:39 am

    I’m coming tomorrow! Hoping for an NFL scout to notice me, if not i’ll be getting some memorablia! Zip line on Wednesday just in case I die, I will still have visited the NFL Experience. I was in Super Bowl village Friday, and it was off the hook! I’m excited for the rest of the week! Will there be wax to open?

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      January 30, 2012 12:26 pm

      I have to be honest, that zip line is the bomb!

  4. Ron Doyon permalink
    January 31, 2012 9:09 pm

    NFL Experience doesn’t open until 3 PM tomorrow (2/1/12), I’ll be there in the morning, is there any way to purchase Panini Cards before the opening of the NFL Eperience?

    • February 1, 2012 7:28 am

      Unfortunately not, Ron. We can’t get access to the building until just before it opens. Are you going to be around Indy the rest of the week?

      • Ron permalink
        February 1, 2012 8:26 pm

        Was there today, got in early at 2:30 PM, great cards, thanks!!!

  5. Matt Gilman permalink
    February 1, 2012 7:54 am

    Really wished I could be there. Bummed. But love the behind the scenes. Keep posting them Panini!

  6. Jacob permalink
    February 1, 2012 9:34 am

    I’m bringing my family to the NFL experience this Saturday and I’d really like to know where to go for the autographs? I have a 4yr old that would love to have his picture taken with a player or two. Is there a certain door to the convention center that we need to go to? We’ll be there early. I just don’t know where to go or where the line will start. Are tickets handed out in advance for auto’s? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    • February 1, 2012 10:03 am

      The autograph stage is literally right next to the Panini America booth inside the memorabilia area of the NFL Experience. Come by and say “hello.”

  7. deloreanfan81 permalink
    February 6, 2012 11:16 pm

    looks like a sweet awesome time


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