Visit the Chisholm Trail Parking Lot in Sundance Square during Super Week to see the Cradle of Champions. Super Week runs Friday, January 28, 2011 to Sunday, February 06, 2011 ending with Superbowl XLV.
For the past two years, Gerdau Ameristeel has partnered with the championship host committee to create unique recycled steel structures that have become must-see destinations. Visit Fort Worth during Super Bowl 45 Super Week to see this unique structure.
This year's project is the most ambitious and exhilarating yet. Texas high schools have been asked to submit a piece of steel (scrap, bolt, etc.) from their own football facility or school, which will be repurposed with recycled steel from the recently demolished stadium in North Texas, to create a steel monument that will celebrate Texas high school football.
In addition to submitting steel, each high school provides the names of alumni who have gone on to play professional football. The structure will then honor these graduates by engraving their names into the steel monument.
The sculpture will be in the shape of Texas. An oil rig will form part of the base and a football will burst through the center of the state. It will weigh up to 7 tons and the inscription will read "Cradle of Champions.
The sculpture will be displayed in the Chisholm Trail parking lot in Sundance Square during Super Bowl week, which will be the location of ESPN's main stage during its broadcasts from Sundance Square. Texas Culture collides with Western Heritage in the City of Cowboys and Culture! It will then be relocated to a permanent site in the city that is yet to be determined.
When the world gathers in North Texas to watch professional football's championship game during Super Bowl Week, this structure will stand in the heart of Fort Worth's Sundance Square.
Gerdau Ameristeel would like to invite you to join us at the unveiling of this legacy structure on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11 a.m.
To learn more about the Cradle of Champions go to www.leaderenterprises.com/gerdau/.
For more Super Week Super Bowl 2011 Fort Worth Events visit www.FortWorth.com/Visitors/SuperWeek.
Gerdau Ameristeel Cradle of Champions Celebrates Super Bowl XLV in Fort Worth
Posted On January 16, 2011