‘NFL Experience’ in Times Square will let football fans feel what it’s like to be a professional player

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Are you an NFL fan who’s ever wanted to score a touchdown or intercept a wide receiver? Soon you’ll have your chance in New York’s Times Square with the NFL’s new immersive experience.

When the NFL Experience opens in November, visitors enter as fans and leave as players in a new interactive journey that aims to give you a glimpse into the action and life of your favorite professional football players.

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This simulation is created through a combination of interactive displays, physical artifacts, a 4D cinematic experience and other multimedia effects that come together to immerse guests into the football arena. With the help of a camera and computer software, your image is captured and built upon with your favorite team’s uniform right in front of you onto a “digital mirror”.

After suiting up, players are given a digital whiteboard with X’s and O’s, simulating plays coming to life. You will then be assisted by a coach who will help you design custom plays to counter your opponent.

The most interactive part of the experience is where fans can test their skills as NFL Quarterbacks by actually passing a ball to any NFL receiver of their choice. The simulator tracks players speed and completion percentage.

(Sports fans looking for more than just football can look forward to the similarly-named NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, which will soon replace DisneyQuest.)

Tickets for the NFL Experience start at $39, which can be found with more information on the official website

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