Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day Roundups | This Week on PR Newswire
Super Bowl LVI will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. Here are some of the most newsworthy releases about the Big Game that you can find on PR Newswire for Journalists.
Pepsi Develops New Platform with Verizon to Immerse Fans into Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show with Live 360-degree Mobile Experience
On the heels of announcing Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar as this year’s Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show performers and the debut of the epic Pepsi trailer, The Call, Pepsi is delivering the unimaginable – virtual, 360-degree on-field and on-stage access for fans utilizing Verizon’s 5G technology. Today (Feb. 9) the brand introduces the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show ULTRA PASS Powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, an immersive, live mobile experience that will complement the broadcast airing on NBC on Feb. 13.
A record 31.4 million American adults plan to bet on Super Bowl LVI, a 35% increase from 2021, according to new American Gaming Association research. Bettors will wager an estimated $7.61 billion on this year’s championship game, up $3.33B (78%) from last year.
“The results are clear: Americans have never been more interested in legal sports wagering. The growth of legal options across the country not only protects fans and the integrity of games and bets, but also puts illegal operators on notice that their time is limited,” Bill Miller, AGA President and CEO, says.
According to LendingTree’s survey of more than 2,000 Americans, Super Bowl spending is expected to be down 19% from 2021, and more than a quarter of respondents says they won’t be tuning in at all. On the other hand, 3 in 10 do plan on placing a Super Bowl-related bet (including on the Puppy Bowl!), and many of those bettors will be using a credit card to do so.
“While many Americans had a little extra cash in the bank last year at this time thanks to reduced spending and some government stimulus, most people have likely burned through that cushion,” says Matt Schulz, LendingTree’s credit card expert. “That may prompt more people to take a little more low-key approach to watching the game.”
SiriusXM Announces Extensive Sports and Entertainment Programming for Super Bowl LVI Week in Los Angeles
SiriusXM today (Feb. 7) announced its extensive programming plans for the week of Super Bowl LVI, when the biggest game of the NFL season and all the excitement surrounding it comes to the city of Los Angeles. SiriusXM listeners will get multiple broadcasts of the game, a dedicated Super Bowl LVI pop up channel, plus a mix of sports and entertainment programming that only SiriusXM can deliver.
Monday, Feb. 14, is Valentine’s Day. Here are some of the most newsworthy releases on PR Newswire for Journalists about the holiday:
Empire State Building Presents Ultimate Valentine’s Day Experience at the World’s Most Romantic Building, in Partnership With Tiffany & Co.
The Empire State Building (ESB) today (Feb. 9) announced its plans for Valentine’s Day, which will include an iconic partnership with Tiffany & Co. for bucket list, romantic celebrations in the heart of New York City.
“The Empire State Building has always held a special place in tourists’ and New Yorker’s hearts, especially the romantic ones,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Empire State Building Observatory. “We are so excited to partner with another New York City icon – Tiffany & Co. – to celebrate and continue to be a part of countless couples’ love stories this Valentine’s Day.”
OpenTable Reveals the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America and Swoonworthy Valentine’s Day Experiences
This Valentine’s Day, OpenTable has the perfect venue no matter how you’re planning to celebrate, whether your idea of romance is a candlelit dinner, an exotic tasting menu or an impromptu wedding. Yes, you read that right: this Valentine’s Day only, you can book your nuptials on OpenTable via a pop-up chapel at popular Brooklyn Pizzeria L’industrie. Eat your heart out, Las Vegas.
After nearly two years of celebrating at home, Valentine’s Day outings are much overdue, with survey findings revealing 34% of US adults who celebrate the holiday haven’t dined out for Valentine’s Day since before 2019. To help diners get away for a night of romance and fall back in love with restaurants again too, OpenTable has curated its annual 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America list, which ranks the most intimate culinary destinations based on diner reviews, and a Valentine’s Day Experiences hub where diners can discover and book tasting menus, dessert-making workshops, cooking classes, wine pairings and more.
Kiss Valentine’s Day Goodbye: Dating.com Finds Singles Claim the Pandemic Ended the Holiday’s Appeal
As people everywhere continue to reassess their priorities, singles and couples alike agree that Valentine’s Day doesn’t make the list anymore. Dating.com finds single people and people in relationships claim they are opting out of typical Valentine’s Day rituals this year as they believe it’s more critical to make a mindful effort to celebrate appreciation and love – for ourselves and our partners – every day of the year.
Dating.com surveyed its users to see how singles and couples are spending the holiday and found that 47% are opting out of Valentine’s Day while 32% are having date night at home and 21% made special reservations.
In a season dedicated to celebrating love, it’s a special time to show appreciation for those who bring light, meaning and laughter into your life. Hallmark wants to help you share a little love for everyone in your heart because Valentine’s Day is about love for all. Valentine’s Day is the second-largest holiday for sending greeting cards in the United States with approximately 145 million cards exchanged industry-wide. Hallmark has a card for everyone special on your list.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.