Super Bowl 2011 and Google Earth: Tour stadium in 3D

We’ve been bringing you news about the Super Bowl 2011 in relation to social media, with recent posts about Super Bowl ads, a Foursquare collaboration with Super Bowl XLV and also our most recent posts about how fans can connect with the Super Bowl this weekend on Twitter.

Now we have some great news for Super Bowl tech enthusiasts as Google Earth is enabling you to have a really good look around the stadium for this weekend’s big event. Charlie White over on Mashable, sourced from the Google Lat Long Blog, brings us the news that if you use Google Earth you’ll be able to see a 3D model of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which will be holding the Steelers vs. Packers game.

Head over and download Google Earth here if you haven’t already done so, enter Cowboys Stadium in Search, enable the 3D layer, and soon you can be flying all over the stadium. If you’re intending to watch the event on TV (let’s face it, how many of us can actually be there), it’s a great way to get a feel for the big occasion by familiarizing yourself with the stadium first.

If you want to find out all the news about the Super Bowl on Sunday then head to nfl.com here for the very latest. Will you be taking a virtual tour around the Cowboys Stadium, or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who will actually be there? We’d welcome your comments about this.