The coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy arrived on the scene in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII yesterday, February 7, via FedEx, the Official Delivery Service of the NFL. 

A FedEx Express delivery van transported the trophy to the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Toyota, officially marking the first time Las Vegas and Nevada welcome “The Big Game,” as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers square off on Sunday.

“FedEx is honored to be trusted with the delivery of the Vince Lombardi Trophy ahead of Super Bowl LVIII,” said Brian Philips, EVP, chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx. “We make a lot of special deliveries at FedEx, and this is no exception. We’re proud to once again deliver one of sports most-coveted trophies.”

This year’s delivery featured a unique trio of participants, including Bob Fini, a FedEx Express courier with 37 years of service and six Nevada State Truck Driving Championships, NFL Hall of Famer and 3x Super Bowl Champion, Jerry Rice and FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador, Chanelle Houston. Rice and Houston, who share a bond as Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) alumni, had the honor of signing for the Vince Lombardi Trophy to officially welcome it to the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Toyota. The duo showcased the trophy before inviting attendees to snap a photo.

Fans in the Las Vegas area can view the trophy up close at the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Toyota through February 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. On February 11, it will be awarded to the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers, commemorating the Super Bowl LVIII Champion for the 2023/24 NFL season.

“Seeing the legendary Vince Lombardi Trophy up-close at Super Bowl Experience is a thrill for football fans across the country,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL EVP of Club Business and League Events. “Our friends at FedEx ensure the trophy’s safe and timely delivery each year, which continues to be an essential part of Super Bowl Week.”

Image courtesy AP, shown Jerry Rice and FedEx Express courier Bob Fini with the Vince Lombardi Trophy