Older fans of the Rolling Stones will get the chance to shake it during the band's Super Bowl halftime show after all.
Planners had originally sought people aged 18 to 45 to take the field and dance at Ford Field on Feb. 5. But after hearing from some older fans of the group, whose founding members are more than a decade older than 45, the National Football League said it would accept dancers 18 and older -- no age limit.
"We wanted to open it up," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday.
The NFL is offering 2,000 people a chance to watch the rock 'n' roll legends play on the field. They will be expected to dance, sing and cheer. The league is also seeking people to dance during star Stevie Wonder's pregame performance.
People are asked to apply in groups of 20 or more. Signup is under way on the Web site of Star Flow Entertainment, the company organizing the volunteers.
The league had said the reason for the age cutoff was that the job is physically challenging. The volunteers would be on their feet for long periods, and would need to enter and exit the field quickly.
On the Net:
NFL Super Bowl site: www.superbowl.com
Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee: http://sbxl.thecollective.com
Star Flow Entertainment: www.starflowentertainment.com
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