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January 26, 2015 10:30 PM, EST

FedEx Delivers Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl XLIX

FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. played an important role in the preparations for Super Bowl XLIX by delivering a key piece of hardware to the game — the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

FedEx, the National Football League’s delivery-service sponsor, transported the sterling silver trophy, made by Tiffany & Co., from New York to Phoenix.

The trophy arrived on Jan. 24 at the league’s “NFL Experience” interactive theme park at the Phoenix Convention Center, giving fans a chance to see it up close prior to the big game Feb. 1 between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

FedEx Express courier Richard Bauer made the final delivery to NFL Experience with the help of former NFL player Torry Holt, a member of the St. Louis Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV.

The trophy arrived in a FedEx Express all-electric vehicle and was monitored by the SenseAware shipment-tracking service.

FedEx, based in Memphis, Tennessee, ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.