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Phoenix prepares for Super Bowl party

Published 1926 GMT (0326 HKT) January 29, 2015
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Fans outside the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona where Super Bowl XLIX will kick off. This is the second time the stadium has hosted the Super Bowl since 2008 when the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
With a capacity of 63,400 many fans will have to settle for high up "nosebleed" seats in the University of Phoenix Stadium, here pictured in November. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/file
Rapper Nelly will MC at a "guy-based event" featuring 24 Playboy bunnies. Some of music's hottest acts including Charlie XCX, Rihanna and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler will be performing at events and parties organized during Super Bowl weekend. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Playboy/file
Rihanna will also be performing, headlining DirecTV's Super Saturday Night -- one of the biggest private concerts of Super Bowl weekend. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation/file
Charlie XCX will be performing at the Rolling Stones party on Saturday, alongside Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Samir Hussein/Getty Images for MTV/file
Actor Jamie Foxx and rapper Drake will be attending a glamorous gathering at a swanky Scottsdale hotel. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for LACMA/file
Joel McHale and Kevin Hart will be cracking some jokes as part of the Super Bowl fun fest. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Variety/file
"Let it go" singer Idina Menzel will be serenading fans with the national anthem at the Super Bowl final. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
New England Patriots fans will descend on Phoenix in the run up to the big game. The Patriots are the number one seed in their conference, and have recently made headlines due to the "deflate gate" scandal in which their footballs were found to be under-inflated during their AFC Championship game against the Colts. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/file
A Seattle Seahawks fan gets dressed up to support her team. The Seahawks are also the number one seed in their respective conference and are the first team to play in a consecutive Super Bowl event since 2005. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/file