Today, September 7, marks something special for the city of mpls. When the NFL game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs kicks off this evening, not only does that mean the 2017-18 NFL season has begun, but it also signifies that the countdown to Super Bowl 52 has become real.
On February 4, the home of the Vikings becomes the home of Super Bowl 52, or maybe both at the same time… While this February date may feel far away, it is quickly approaching and is only a short football season away. The Super Bowl is just 150 days away and counting.
The Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee has been hard at work preparing for one of the largest feats in all of sports to come to town. Embodying a “Bold North” theme, there has been much celebration of our geographical location and northern culture leading up to the Super Bowl. An example of this includes the “My North” weekly video series created by Explore Minnesota and Mpls.St. Paul Magazine.
Because this will be the 52nd Super Bowl and there are 52 total weeks in one calendar year, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine will release one video interview every week for an entire year leading up until the Super Bowl.
The “My North” series focuses on one of 52 prominent public figures who calls Minnesota home in each video. The Minnesotan celebrities who have shared their stories thus far include Chef Andrew Zimmern, Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen, HGTV star designer Genevieve Gordor, new Gophers Football Head Coach P.J. Fleck, and many more. The entire series can be found on Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s YouTube channel and at myboldnorth.com, so be sure to follow along all football season long until the week of the big game when episode 52 is released.
U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding downtown mpls community will play host to not only one of the largest sports games in the world, but also a 10-day festival leading up to the Super Bowl that will draw an audience from across the globe. In addition to a being a top tourist destination, there will also be a plethora of media outlets from all around the country here to cover all things Super Bowl leading up to the big game.
Despite its young age of just over one year old, U.S. Bank Stadium is no stranger to hosting major sporting events. The stadium was home to the 2017 X Games earlier this summer and will host them again next summer, along with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in 2019. U.S. Bank Stadium has a already done a great job of attracting tourists to our wonderful city of downtown mpls and will continue the trend when Super Bowl 52 comes to town next February.
Anticipation will only grow as Super Bowl 52 draws closer. So kick back, enjoy the football season, and get ready for the ride, because Super Bowl 52 will be right here in the Bold North of downtown mpls in no time, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Check out mnsuperbowl.com for all things Super Bowl 52 leading up to February 4th.