This Sunday will be the Superbowl, the championship game each year for the American football season. On the official Second Life blog yesterday, it was more or less stated that there'd be an official event here in Second Life for it. On Thursday February 4, they announced an "NFL Alumni Association Virtual Experience" or NFLAVX. The location this takes place at is the "NFL Alumni Association stadium."
NFL Alumni Association has established an all-new presence in Second Life that includes a massive multi-region virtual stadium that will be used for several live events including concerts, player appearances and charitable initiatives.
“Sports fans from around the world can hang out, chat and attend events together in Second Life across thousands of immersive virtual world experiences including this all-new virtual stadium built exclusively for this event,” says Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg.ESTV, a 24-7 live linear video channel dedicated to esports that is available across multiple streaming outlets including Roku Channel, Amazon Fire TV and social channels." For those in the stadium, the stream can also be seen on screens over the center of the field.
The Lab says future expansions are planned for the stadium grounds, including a museum area later this year. The NFLAVX also has a website (here).
For more information, check out the blog entry Here.