FedEx Delivers Vince Lombardi Trophy to Houston in Advance of Super Bowl LI
Iconic Tiffany & Co.-Crafted Trophy Delivered to NFL Experience Prior to The Big Game
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 28, 2017—As players, coaches and fans head to Houston in preparation for Super Bowl LI, one special piece of hardware has already arrived via FedEx® delivery services. As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL and the Super Bowl, FedEx provided safe and on-time delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the NFL Experience, marking one milestone in the festivities surrounding The Big Game.
“FedEx is proud to have delivered the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl for the last 17 years,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, Integrated Marketing and Communications. “There are more than 400,000 FedEx team members working to connect people and businesses around the world, and we’re excited to continue this 17-year tradition of delivering the Lombardi Trophy to football fans before the big game.”
The historic trophy, which was handcrafted by artisans at Tiffany & Co., is made of sterling silver and depicts a regulation-size football in kicking position on a pyramid-like base that features the words ‘Vince Lombardi Trophy’ and ‘Super Bowl LI’ along with the NFL shield.
Clyde Bishop, a Houston-area resident and FedEx Express courier for 16 years, made the final delivery to the NFL Experience with the help of two-time Super Bowl winning nose tackle, Vince Wilfork.
During its journey, the famous trophy was monitored by SenseAware®, a FedEx innovation. SenseAware tracked its journey from NFL Headquarters in New York through the FedEx World Hub in Memphis to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston where it is now on display. The device also tracks environmental factors such as temperature and humidity and monitors light detection, which would indicate if the package was opened before its arrival in Houston. Throughout the week, fans visiting the Houston area can get up-close and personal with the trophy at NFL Experience Driven by Genesis, pro football’s interactive theme park at the George R. Brown Convention Center. On Sunday, Feb. 5, it will be awarded to either the Atlanta Falcons or New England Patriots, commemorating a Super Bowl champion for the 2016 NFL season.
“Our fans look forward to being able to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy up-close at NFL experience, each year during Super Bowl,” said Mary Pat Augenthaler, NFL Vice President of Events.
“We are proud to continue this tradition with FedEx during Super Bowl LI in Houston before it is awarded to the Super Bowl LI champions.”