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NFL Experience Has Biggest Day In Dallas

By Andrea Lucia, CBS 11 News
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Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green signs autographs at the NFL Experience in the Dallas Convention Center on Feb. 3, 2011. (Matt Goodman/CBSDFW.com)

Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green signs autographs at the NFL Experience in the Dallas Convention Center on Feb. 3, 2011. (Matt Goodman/CBSDFW.com)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Under clear blue skies, masses of people poured into the NFL Experience Saturday.

“The sun’s out. Time to get out and go have some fun,” said Shanda Bales.

Despite a long wait to get in the door, no one seemed to be complaining.

“It’s long. It’s a long line. An hour or so. But everybody that was getting out said it was worth it,” said Mario Navarro, who brought his whole family.

With just one day left, the NFL Experience saw its biggest crowd yet, drawing about 40,000 to the Dallas Convention Center.

Among them was young Simon Fox of Frisco who couldn’t contain his energy any longer, break dancing for the crowd of onlookers.

“I love dancing,” he said.

“We’ve been iced in until today. So today’s our first day out. So, hence his need to feel some music,” said his mother, Tammy Fox.

The highlight of the day was a flag football match between former NFL players and celebrities, like pro wrestler John Cena, and actress Vivica Fox.

Other famous faces, meanwhile, wandered the exhibits, looking forward to the big game.

“Now that the weather is working for the better, it’s going to be even more exciting,” said Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Some fans were still making last ditch efforts for tickets of their own.

“Cause I’m a huge Steeler fan. And when you’re a Steeler fan, you understand. Go, Steeler nation!” said a teary eyed Lori Johnson, who came all the way from Montana.

The NFL experience wraps up Super Bowl Sunday. It’ll be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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