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Tribute Includes Arch over famed Ocean Drive Along with Smaller Sculptures Inspired by Past Super Bowl Champions and This Year's Teams

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee'sChampions Arch, built by Gerdau Ameristeel is towering over Miami Beach's famed Ocean Drive, illuminating the sky during Super Bowl week in tribute to the region's rich tradition of hosting Super Bowls. Champions Arch, built by Gerdau Ameristeel, was created from recycled steel from the Orange Bowl and Sun Life Stadium and includes individual works of art celebrating past Super Bowl champions and this year's conference champions.

"When the Host Committee approached us about working together to build another steel structure like we did for last year's Super Bowl in Tampa, we were very excited," said Mario Longhi, CEO of Gerdau Ameristeel. "The Orange Bowl and Sun Life Stadium have hosted some of football's greatest moments, so it seemed fitting that we would recycle steel from both stadiums to create this magnificent tribute in Miami Beach."

Processed and reborn at Gerdau Ameristeel's steel mini-mills in Calvert City, Kentucky and Midlothian, Texas, the art-deco inspired arch stands 23-feet high over Ocean Drive, with massive steel beams intersecting at the center of the arch to showcase a 12-foot steel football illuminated in various NFL team colors by powerful LED lights.

"These sculptures are some of the most unique pieces of artwork I've ever seen," said Rodney Barreto, Chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee. "It's amazing to think this is recycled steel from the Orange Bowl and Sun Life Stadium. Being that this is our record-breaking 10th Super Bowl here in South Florida, it's fantastic that our Super Bowl tradition is being recognized this way."

South Florida has been host to more Super Bowls than any other community. To celebrate our Super Bowl tradition, Gerdau Ameristeel fabricated one leg of the arch with recycled Orange Bowl steel and the other from Sun Life Stadium steel. The roman numerals etched in either leg symbolize every Super Bowl played in South Florida. The two intersecting arches create a visual and symbolic "passing of the ball" from one stadium to the other.

What:   Gerdau Ameristeel Unveiling Press Conference

Where: 11th St. & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (on the street) 

When:  Friday, January 29 at 11:00am

Who:   Rodney Barreto - Chairman, South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee
               Nat Moore - Former Miami Dolphin
               Matti Herrera Bower - Miami Beach Mayor
               Tony Segreto - Emcee   
               Representative from Gerdau Ameristeel



The mission of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee is to prepare the South Florida region to host Super Bowl XLIV, the Record-Breaking 10th Super Bowl in South Florida, and to fulfill all bid obligations to the National Football League.

The South Florida Host Committee, together with the South Florida region, will work as one community utilizing national media coverage and increased tourism to: more effectively market our destination, increase the regional economy, encourage community involvement and support local business development.

Our community effort will create a better quality of life for all residents and position South Florida as the premier site to host future Super Bowls.

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