The biggest event in the world came and went from Glendale this past weekend, and fans could not have been happier.

“I cleaned out my savings account to get a ticket here,” said Robert Flores of Seattle before the game. “But the atmosphere alone before the kickoff has made it worth every penny.”

Super Bowl XLIX was played at University of Phoenix Stadium as the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24 in a battle until the end.

Before the game on the Great Lawn outside of University of Phoenix Stadium, fans flocked to see the Arizona State marching band, which also performed on the field during the pre-game festivities.

The crowd was anxious and loud as they walked toward the stadium hours before game time. Decked out in their favorite team’s jerseys and T-shirts, fans were already cheering on their teams.

“This is what it is all about as a fan,” said Dan Gurney from Spokane, Wash. “I love my team and to be able to watch them play in the Super Bowl is amazing.”