This week, hundreds of workers are spreading 884,000 pounds of sand and constructing a covered stadium in Dallas’ Victory Park, preparing for a star-studded event the day before Super Bowl Sunday.Victory Park is being transformed into a custom-made stadium with a sand-filled football field and a concert stage for the Celebrity Beach Bowl on Feb. 5, DirecTV promises “A-list celebrities and NFL athletes” will be at the event, which will be broadcast live on 21 different networks.The Beach Bowl teams will be coached by Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy and Eli Manning of the New York Giants, said Jon Gieselman, senior vice president of advertising and public relations for DirecTV. Celebrities playing in the game will include Matthew Morrison of “Glee,” “Gossip Girl” star and North Texan Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick also of “Gossip Girl ,” Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller, and Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon of “Entourage,” Gieselman said. Many current and former NFL players will also participate, he said.Maroon 5 will perform a concert after the Beach Bowl.The event is free and open to the public, and event organizers expect about 10,000 people to attend.”We decided a long time ago that we wanted to give back to the community the Super Bowl is in,” Gieselman said. “The vast majority of the people there are local residents, and that’s who we want to come.”But get there early, he cautioned: “Every year we’ve been at capacity, no matter where we’ve done it.”Details: 2:30 p.m. Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Free. Search “Celebrity Beach Bowl” on directv.comFor those of you who have Direct TV, the game will air on The 101® Network exclusively.Source

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