City of Scottsdale and ESPN to Present Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate

Feb 8th – Feb 12th

The City of Scottsdale is pleased to announce the debut of the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate, a five-day Old West-style football pre-game party taking place Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 through Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023 along Main St. between Scottsdale Rd. and Brown Ave. in Old Town.

In conjunction with ESPN, the event will serve as the backdrop for much of the network’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LVII, which will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Over the course of this experience, multiple ESPN television programs, including NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown, will be live from the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate.

“Scottsdale will be the stage for ESPN’s broadcasts during one of the busiest sports weeks of the year,” says Mayor David D. Ortega. “Historic Old Town is the ideal showcase — the perfect blend of historic southwestern charm and modern appeal. Residents and visitors alike will love the ESPN experience located on Main St. surrounded by our vibrant arts and world-class shopping and dining.”

The Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate will be going strong all day long — from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 11 – with multiple ESPN productions each day. Then, from 8 a.m. until noon on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 12) ESPN will be live for its final production of the week. ESPN will have more specific announcements around its programming in the coming weeks.

Throughout the event, guests can enjoy games and live performances from local favorites including The Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague and his trusty steed Dusty. Some of the area’s most popular and delicious dining destinations will have food available for purchase to fuel the festivities as well as plenty of swag and giveaway items. Attendees will also have multiple photo opportunities (including ESPN talent spotting!) — and the chance to make a cameo on live TV.

This family-friendly event is free for all ages. For more, visit scottsdalesuperseason.com, scottsdaleaz.gov or oldtownscottsdaleaz.com