MIAMI, Fla. -- Super Bowl Opening Night kicked the week off on Monday, where hundreds of media members and fans got to talk to the teams.
The night kicked offat Marlins Park with the cheerleaders ramping up the fans. Then the players from both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chefs lined up to talk with the media.
Some of those players even ran to the sidelines as fans screamed their names from across the room.
It was a big moment especially for fans who traveled hundreds of miles to be here. “I actually have family coming in from Kansas City,” said one Chiefs fan. “They want to come down and experience the atmosphere. We're going to try and come downtown here and see some of the watch parties and get in the crowd."
We chatted with one Southwest Florida favorite, Sammy Watkins, about playing the Super Bowl so close to home. He says it really is a privilege. "I love all of them there. Fort Myers in general, all of my coaches and teammates, everyone who helped get me to this point. Everyone who helped to protect me and my teachers who helped me get the right grades to go to college, I thank everybody and my whole support staff in Fort Myers."
Of course, this was just the beginning of all the fun.
Fox 4’s Trent Aric and Lauren Petrelli will be there all week long, covering all of the celebrations.