ESPN is setting up shop in Fort Worth for Super Bowl XLV week. The network will broadcast 80 hours from Sundance Square. To see the entire ESPN broadcast schedule, visit here. But the network is making sure its presence will be felt all over the city as the seventh annual ESPN the Magazine's NEXT Super Bowl Party will be Feb. 4 at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Celebrities, athletes and VIPS will attend this invitation-only affair that has joined Playboy and Maxim on the list of legendary Super Bowl parties. Celebs who attended last year's ESPN NEXT bash in Miami included Terrell Owens, Maurice Jones-Drew, Usher, Chris Brown, Deion Sanders, Larry Fitzgerald, Marcus Allen, Matthew Stafford and, of course, the ESPN on-air personalities.
Kid Rock will be performing live at the party, along with Rev Run and DJ Ruckus. Early word is that Nelly will be on the red carpet in the VIP tent. If you are not one of the lucky 1,700 people holding one of the exclusive invites, you can still head down to the North Side of Fort Worth and catch a glimpse of some A-list celebs. Don't forget that the Coors Light Super Bowl Party at nearby Billy Bob's Texas will be going on at the same time.
On Saturday, Feb. 5, ESPN the Magazine will host the "NEXT Tailgate," also at River Ranch. It's free and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m.
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