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Published January 26, 1995
Cowboy RB Emmitt Smith serves as honorary Mayor at the opening of Coca-Cola Touchdown Town, a football themed festival for Super Bowl visitors. The town opens today through January 30 (Coca-Cola)....According to a report in this morning's USA TODAY, many fans from the West Coast cities still have not arrived yet....Both Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan are expected to participate in the Powerade/ Deion Sanders Super PrimeTime Shootout basketball game tomorrow night at the Miami campus of Florida Int'l Univ. (USA TODAY, 1/26)....The Super Bowl will be televised in a record 174 countries, territories and islands -- a 24% increase over last year's record of 141 countries. Of the 174 countries, 150 will see the game live. The game is expected to draw 750M viewers (NFL)....McDonald's is sponsoring a neighborhood football clinic today. Also, look for Michael Jordan and Larry Bird to make an appearance in the company's final "Super Bowl Buddies" spot (McDonald's). ....Corporate Village has been erected in the northwestern corner of the Joe Robbie Stadium parking lot -- it's a compound of 27 wood-floored tents surrounded by a chain-link fence. Companies can rent space to entertain clients or employees. The list of participating companies is "confidential," but signs on the side of the tents indicate that ABC, MCI, General Electric, Miller, Sports Illustrated, Nissan, Sherwin Williams, Seagrams and the Miami Herald are all participating. The price is $295 per guest (Ron Ishoy, MIAMI HERALD, 1/26)....Peter Max's officially-licensed NFL art is on display at the NFL Experience. Max has created the official poster for Super Bowl XXIX, as well as a collection of original Max art on NFL helmets (THE DAILY).