NFL announces plans for season kickoff concert

August 21, 2013 | WNST Staff

NFL ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FANS TO ATTEND

“NFL KICKOFF 2013 PRESENTED BY PEPSI”

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

 

SHOW TO FEATURE LIVE PERFORMANCES BY

KEITH URBAN FROM BALTIMORE’S INNER HARBOR

 

The National Football League announced today event information for “NFL KICKOFF 2013 PRESENTED BY PEPSI” Thursday, September 5 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor adjacent to the Maryland Science Center.

 

Grammy Award-winning singer KEITH URBAN will perform live, with activities beginning at 6:00 p.m. (ET) for “NFL KICKOFF 2013 PRESENTED BY PEPSI,” the NFL’s 11th anniversary Kickoff celebration to kick off the season and celebrate the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Simulcast coverage of the 60-minute pregame show from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will air from 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET on NBC and NFL Network.  The live pregame broadcast also will be available via NFL Mobile from Verizon. The show leads into the season opener between the Ravens and the Denver Broncos at Sport Authority Field at Mile High (NBC, NBCSports.com, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET).  Big Machine Records recording artist and winner of Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” DANIELLE BRADBERY will sing the National Anthem live from Denver.

 

The City of Baltimore and the NFL released the following information to help make the event enjoyable, accessible, and safe:

 

NFL BAG POLICY AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

In accordance with the NFL’s new bag policy, no coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and purses will be allowed. Permissible bags include: one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag or bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12. In addition, small clutch bags, approximately the size of an adult’s hand will be allowed. For full details on the new bag policy, please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.nfl.com/allclear” http://www.nfl.com/allclear.

 

To ensure public safety and security, the following items are prohibited: weapons, alcohol, food, beverages, all glass containers, fireworks, all chairs, tents of any kind, barbecue grills of any kind, umbrellas, blankets of any kind, cameras with lens over 12”, obstructive signs and animals other than service animals.

 

All attendees are subject to search, and prohibited items may not be abandoned at security checkpoints. Please allow adequate time to pass through security checkpoints before activities begin.

 

ENTRY LOCATION

Guests can enter the concert site at the Baltimore Visitor Center on Light Street at Conway Street or off of Key Highway between the Science Center and Rash Field.  The entrances will open to the public beginning at 6pm on Thursday, September 5.

 

Guests may view the concert from the general public viewing areas, which are adjacent to the Maryland Science Center and are directly in front of the stage. Access to the general public viewing areas is first come, first served. Guests also may enjoy the concert from West Shore Park and along the Inner Harbor promenade.

 

Guests planning to attend the event should follow  HYPERLINK “https://twitter.com/NFL345″ @NFL345 on Twitter for the most up-to-date concert details.

 

 

ROAD CLOSURES

This event will not close any City streets; however, pedestrians and cyclists using the Inner Harbor promenade will be detoured during some periods of set-up and breakdown. Additional information will be posted on  HYPERLINK “http://www.nfl.com/kickoff” NFL.com/Kickoff.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Spectators are encouraged to use mass transit such as the Bus, Metro, Light Rail and Charm City Circulator.

 

Public parking lots in the area:

 

Central Parking
400 E. Pratt St.

 

Hyatt Inner Harbor parking

300 Light St

 

Little Italy Garage
400 S. Central Ave

 

Lockwood Place Garage
124 Market St.

 

 

Pier Five Parking
711 E. Pratt St.

Renaissance Harbor Place Parking Garage
202 E. Pratt St.

 

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court

550 Light St.

 

1st Mariner Arena Garage

201 W Baltimore St.

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