NFL announces Super Bowl Media Day will be held in primetime

Tuesday September 1st, 2015

The annual Super Bowl Media Day will now be a primetime television event, the NFL announced Tuesday

Instead of the traditional Tuesday afternoon Media Day, players will address the media on Monday night at an event known as Super Bowl Opening Night. 

Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports reported earlier this month that the league was considering moving the pre-Super Bowl press conferences to primetime. 

The 2016 event is scheduled to last from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, with one hour of interview time for each player.  

For the past several years, the NFL has sold tickets to fans to attend Media Day, where they can watch the players be interviewed on video screens and listen on handheld audio devices. Tickets last year cost $28.50. 

Super Bowl 50 will be played in Santa Clara, Calif., at the home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers. The media event will take place on Feb. 1, 2016, at the SAP Center in nearby San Jose, where the NHL’s San Jose Sharks play. 

- Dan Gartland

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