|Updated: 2/08/2011 6:46 am
||Published: 2/07/2011 6:48 pm
ARLINGTON, TX – Super Bowl fans from across the country are headed back home. Among them, one Arkansas teen who made the journey.
Mason Newberry has a hard time finding the words to express how much his final trip up the stairs to find his seat at Super Bowl XLV means to him.
"My mom told me and I was so excited I almost cried,” says Newberry. The 19-year-old from Bauxite came with a small group of other Arkansans.
"My mom is actually with me but she's not in the stadium. I'm going to call my parents and tell them how awesome it is," says Newberry.
For the group, the road to Dallas ends at Cowboys Stadium. Mason says he has never seen anything like this his entire life, and he was thankful for the chance to cheer on his Pittsburgh Steelers in person.
“Because I love them. My Dad loves them, so I’ve grown up with the Steelers. It’s kind of a family tradition.”
As it turned out, things didn’t go Mason’s way as the Steelers fell to the Packers. But Steeler fans still celebrated their accomplishments on the long road to north Texas.
After a weekend filled with weather related problems and injuries from ice falling off the stadium, plus issues on Super Bowl Sunday with seating, who knows if the big game will come back to Texas. But Green Bay and Pittsburgh fans are all confident that they’ll be back at the Super Bowl some time soon.