The Kansas City Chiefs won their first championship in 50 years at Super Bowl 54, making history for the Missouri football team. A group of MSU students had a behind-the-scenes perspective.
15 students from the entertainment management program traveled to Miami, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The five-day trip was packed with once–in–a–lifetime experiences.
Students volunteered for Super Bowl Experience, attended the Today Show and worked a stadium shift the day of the big game.
An unforgettable experience
MSU students worked in different zones at Super Bowl Experience to help with games and take pictures for attendees.
Festivities included participatory games, photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and autograph sessions with NFL players.
“Our shifts at the Super Bowl Experience were full of spreading joy,” said Cheyenne Struttmann, junior entrepreneurship and entertainment management major.
The group also met the Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf, the official mascot for the Chiefs.
Students arrived at Hard Rock Stadium at 3 a.m on Super Bowl Sunday. They volunteered both outside and inside the stadium by directing people to the right gates and keeping fans excited.
Making connections that last
MSU entertainment management students have been lucky to attend the Super Bowl for 19 years now.
“It’s a logical connection we can make for students,” said Dr. Phil Rothschild, EMA director. “I am always looking for opportunities for students to connect what they learn in the classroom to real-life events. The Super Bowl is the perfect thing for them to do that.”
About the EMA
The EMA is a professional association dedicated to creating opportunities for career development. It is open to any student interested in the entertainment field and provides a great way to meet other students interested in entertainment management.