10/02/2010 10:31AM

Lone Star helping with Super Bowl XLV

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Lone Star Park will serve as the official accreditation center for next year’s Super Bowl, with some 10,000 game-day workers to pick up their credentials at the track and be shuttled from it to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Super Bowl is Feb. 6. Lone Star was chosen as the “employee hub” by the National Football League and the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee.

“Lone Star Park is accustomed to handling big events such as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2004, when we hosted over 53,000 people, and we are honored the NFL selected us for this significant event,” said Drew Shubeck, president of Lone Star.

Lone Star has no live racing in February.

“Every person who will work inside Cowboys Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday must go through the NFL Accreditation Center and game day check-in operations at Lone Star Park,” said William Lively, president of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee.

Lone Star is located in Grand Prairie, which is one town over from Arlington. The track is racing Quarter Horses through Nov. 13, then will be dark until its Thoroughbred meet opens in April.