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NFL To Let Cardinals Fans Preview Super Bowl XLIX Stadium App

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 21 / 14

The NFL at today’s Seahawks-Cardinals game will allow fans to preview the Super Bowl Stadium App in advance of the Feb. 1 game at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. The mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to access three types of video content – in-game h...

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