DIRECTV’s Sixth Annual Beach Bowl to Feature Celebrities, Athletes, Post-Game Concert

Indianapolis Showdown to Feature Chace Crawford, Nina Dobrev, Joe Manganiello, Maria Menounos, Matt Bomer and more!

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Celebrities, NFL athletes and thousands of spectators will converge on more than one million pounds of freshly poured sand at Victory Field in Indianapolis to compete in DIRECTV’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl, presented by SPIKE TV, on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The event, which has grown over the years to become one of the most anticipated events of Super Bowl weekend, is free and open to the public. The game itself features Hollywood’s brightest stars competing against NFL greats in a no-holds-barred flag football game in front of thousands of fervent fans. The action will take place in a specially constructed stadium complete with a sand-filled football field and concert stage. Immediately following the game and trophy presentation the crowd will fill the beach for a concert, presented by Palladia HD, featuring The Fray performing songs from their upcoming album Scars and Stories.

Celebrities scheduled to take the field include 
Nina Dobrev
 (Vampire Diaries), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), 
Maria Menounos 
(EXTRA), 
Joe Manganiello
 (True Blood), 
Jordin Sparks
 (American Idol), 
Matt Bomer
 (
White Collar
), 
Kate Upton
 (Sports Illustrated model), Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness), 
Erin Andrews
 (ESPN Broadcaster/Good Morning America Correspondent),
Jesse Williams 
(Grey’s Anatomy), 
Chrissy Teigen
(Sports Illustrated model), 
David Arquette 
(Scream 4), 
Candice Accola 
(Vampire Diaries),AJ Calloway (EXTRA), 
Christina McClarty 
(Entertainment Tonight),
Brian Kilmeade 
(Fox and Friends),
Nick DiPaulo and
Artie Lange 
(The Nick and Artie Show)and 
Brandon Molale 
(Dodgeball).
Carolina Panthers quarterback 
Cam Newton 
will coach Team SPIKE TV and 
Matthew Stafford
 of the Detroit Lions will coach Team Palladia HD. Hall of Famers 
Joe Montana 
and 
Warren Moon 
will quarterback their respective teams. Other NFL greats playing in the game include 
Deion Sanders,
Terrell Owens,
Merril Hoge
,
Desmond Howard
,
Eddie George
 and 
Barry Sanders
.
The pre-game show hosted by 
Dan Patrick 
and 
Kevin Frazier
, presented by SHOWTIME ®, begins at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. celebrities and athletes will take the field for the afternoon’s main event, which will be played over two 20-minute halves. The action will be called by Patrick and sideline reporter 
Tony Siragusa
.
Later that night, the space will be transformed into an upscale nightclub for the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night hosted by
Mark Cuban’s HDNet and
Peyton Manning
 featuring a musical performance by 
Katy Perry 
and a special appearance by guest DJ 
Connor Cruise
. The exclusive, invite only event will begin at 9:30 p.m. EST. SPIKE is a presenting sponsor of the Sixth Annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl. The pre-game show will be presented by SHOWTIME® and the post-game concert is sponsored by Palladia HD. Official performance apparel, footwear and accessories sponsor Reebok will outfit players, coaches and team captains. Participating sponsors Pepsi, MillerCoors, Reebok, Absolut, VIZIO and UP2U gum by Mentos will also be on hand for all the fun.
For a list of celebrities and athletes who took the field in Dallas for last year’s Celebrity Beach Bowl visit: www.directv.com/beachbowl.