CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Like most people, Mary Beth Romine, a senior at the University of Charleston, has watched past Super Bowls on TV.
But for this Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII, Romine will be on the field, working behind the scenes, when the San Francisco 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens.
Romine and other UC sports administration majors were to leave early Tuesday morning for New Orleans, where they will volunteer at the NFL Experience and a celebrity flag-football game, among other events at the Super Bowl.
The NFL Experience is a temporary theme park that simulates various aspects of the game for the public during the week of the Super Bowl.
In addition, students will work with NFL on Location, a hospitality group dedicated to creating unique experiences for football fans.
"We're going to be learning different ways to host a community and how to train volunteers," Romine said. "We'll also be learning about signage and sponsorship deals and how they're activated at the Super Bowl."
Twenty-one students are making the trip, along with five faculty members and two alumni.