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The Valley hosted college football's second national championship game to culminate the 2015-2016 season on January 11th, 2016 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The ADOT TOC personnel were again at the Glendale TMC and MCDOT REACT teams monitored traffic ingress and egress for the game. Preparations for events in downtown Phoenix related to the Super Bowl brought numerous Phoenix City Divisions together to plan and implement protocols and procedures collaboratively to provide a safe, festive, and inviting environment for the multitude of fans attending the events held downtown. Events included concerts, the NFL experience held at the Convention Center, and sponsor activities held in multiple locations downtown. Because of the elevated security concerns related to a premier event and the involvement of Federal Agencies, many firsts occurred with the high spirit of cooperation exhibited by all agencies involved. All involved City Divisions including the Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Service, Solid Waste, Public Works, Street Transportation Department, Valley Metro and Public Transit manned the Phoenix Incident Management Team (IMT) housed at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). As the EOC had connections to regional partners, the EOC also served as the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) for all events held throughout the Valley and was given direct access to the CCTV's used by the Street Transportation Department to monitor traffic conditions. The regional interconnect through the RCN provided all agencies both in the MACC and the IMT camera images throughout the valley including Scottsdale cameras used for the PGA Tour, Glendale's for use at the Stadium, and Phoenix's used to cover downtown activities. Post event reviews by both NFL officials, and the participating agencies indicated that the events were well managed, issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently, and clearly raised the bar for the next sites of such events.