While the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will only face each other on February 2nd, Miami will seemingly be the sports hub of the world in the weeks leading up to the long-awaited big game. Next week, two of the biggest sports figures this generation has witnessed will be in town for a meet and greets and good times — Dennis Rodman and Ricky Williams.
The former Miami Dolphin and one of the NBA's greatest rebounders and defenders will be in Wynwood next week ahead of the big game.
Between January 30th and February 2nd, the Wynwood Marketplace will host the Super Fan Fest.
The event which basically amounts to the coolest tailgate you've ever attended is just one of many awesome pre-Super Bowl events Miami will have to offer.
And while competition may be stiff, few events will allow you to have such up close and personal access to two hall-of-fame athletes.
Between enjoying live music, fueling up with some of the best Cuban cuisines Miami can offer like 'Caja China', and witnessing what it would feel like to be inside a real NFL locker room, fans will be able to snap a photo and get merch signed by Rodman and Williams.
Ricky Williams played for the Miami Dolphins between 2002 and 2005.
The former running back was lighting the league up back when he played for the 'Phins.
If you do show up to the Fan Fest, do not be surprised if there is a line to speak to Williams as he is seen as somewhat of a hero down in South Florida.
The former 'Phin himself admits that his time with Miami included some of the best football he has ever played.
Dennis Rodman is a household name. So don't expect his autograph booth to be necessarily deserted.
Rodman is regarded as one of the hardest-working players the NBA has ever seen. He's also considered one of the most notorious bad boys fans have ever witnessed.
A member of that legendary Chicago Bulls team alongside Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, Rodman's trophy case is nothing short of stacked. Can you say five-time NBA Champion?
However, there's a catch (there always is). An autograph with either superstar will cost you $49. Throw in another 10 bucks if you'd like a photograph along with your signed merch.
While this may seem steep, your coveted piece of sports memorabilia would be that much more precious with some ink by two of the greatest to ever do it.
Rodman will be available at the Fan Fest on Friday, January 1st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Williams will be there from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the following evening.
You can find the fest at The Wynwood Marketplace — 2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL.