Don’t Miss This Authentic Reaction From a Contest-Winning Fan Who Meets His Hero
When we were kids, many of us dreamed of sleeping in our favorite stadium, or hanging out with our favorite athletes. I wanted to sleep in Shea Stadium, and meet Curt Warner, RB for the Seattle Seahawks in the 1980s.
That’s why it’s fun and kinda thrilling when we see others who seem to really and genuinely appreciate such a thing actually experience it. Courey Marshall of San Diego actually was able to live out such scenarios recently, thanks to Courtyard, which has been branded as the “Official Hotel of the NFL” for the past seven seasons. Courey won Courtyard’s Super Bowl Sleepover Contest, which allowed one fan and a guest to wake up on the field at Super Bowl LII.
Courey is a diehard Peyton Manning fan who followed him in both Indianapolis and Denver, and was sent to nearby Courtyard under the guise of doing a photo shoot for contest finalists. Watch as “Director Manning” surprises him and Courey lets loose with emotion. Corey’s a winner, and he is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of his all-time favorite player. Shucks, what a good guy, that Peyton. This is “make ya smile” stuff, I enjoyed it.
Courey and his wife Chelsea will next be hosted in a field-level stadium suite turned ultimate Courtyard guestroom on the eve of Super Bowl LII, as they then wake up on the field as the first fans at the game.
They’ll also a night of customized in-stadium experiences, surprises and access to exclusive events throughout the weekend, culminating with game tickets.
To allow more fans to envision what it’s like to sleep on the field, Courtyard also created a first-of-its-kind 4D Virtual Reality Dome to deliver an incredible cinematic experience for fans that replicates Marshall’s experience and also gives them an opportunity to win a pair of Super Bowl tickets. The experience is free and open to the public on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3 inside the Mall of America.