USA: Minnesota-Super Bowl 52 Experience Visit

Downtown Minneapolis

Super Bowl Live to transform Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis By Nate Gotlieb January 23, 2018
“..Notable attractions include the “Bold North” zip line over the Mississippi River, which has sold out. Riders will coast over the river near Hennepin Avenue, after being transported to the launch tower in Polaris shuttles.

Other attractions include a 40-foot football dome, snowmobile stunts, interactive zones and areas to watch broadcasts and warm up.

Minnesota companies will have a presence throughout the festival. Polaris is sponsoring the snowmobile stunts, and Target will hold football-themed activities at its Target Plaza Commons space on Nicollet Mall. U.S. Bank, Andersen Windows, Schwan’s and Hormel will also take part in the festivities…”

Super Bowl Live

Super Bowl 52 Live Tour at Downtown Minneapolis Part 1 of 2

Public Can Climb Aboard Driverless Bus in Minneapolis January 25, 2018 07:03 AM

A driverless bus has arrived in Minneapolis, and members of the public can be one of the first to take it for a spin around downtown.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing the bus with human riders in winter conditions. It’s also meant to show people how the way we travel could one day be changed…”

Super Bowl 52 Live Tour at Downtown Minneapolis Part 2 of 2

Minneapolis Convention Center

Super Bowl Experience: Imagine yourself playing in big game

Super Bowl Live|2/2| Comedian Kevin Hart hangs out with Willie McGinest

Minneapolis Armory

Minneapolis Armory to be Super Bowl nightclub venue

New-Look Minneapolis Armory Ready To Rock As ‘Nomadic Live’

Imagine Dragons live 2/1/2018 “Demons” @ Club Nomad – Armory Minneapolis, MN

Machine Gun Kelly live @ Club Nomadic / Armory 2/1/2018 – YouTube

Am still Jenny from the block

Target Field

Target Field becomes canvas for snow artist Author: Lindsey Seavert Published: 8:44 PM CST February 1, 2018
The Great Northern, a 10-day winter festival, commissioned Beck, along with sponsor Red Bull, to create a geometrically inspired piece over two days, the first snow mural Beck has completed in a stadium.

Orpheum Theatre

Jimmy Fallon Surprises a Minnesota Family for Dinner

Tonight Show Superlatives: 2018 Super Bowl Edition – Monologue

Mississippi Riverfront

-Zip Line

Super Bowl 2018: Patriots, Eagles mascots zip-line race over Mississippi River


Metro Transit Ride “through” Downtown Minneapolis 1.29.18

Students’ Super Bowl welcome song a hit
Franklin Middle School’s music video, reminding Super Bowl visitors to bundle up, has been viewed more than 200,000 times

Author: Boyd Huppert
Published: 10:21 PM CST January 28, 2018

Students’ Super Bowl 52 welcome song a hit – YouTube

Super Bowl LII: How to survive a Super Bowl in sub-zero Minneapolis – BBC Sport

Cris Carter Has Some Thoughts About Super Bowl LII’s Host City Minneapolis! | TMZ TV

Celebrities Take Over Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52 | E! News


Eater’s Super Bowl 52 guide to eating, drinking in Minneapolis

The Hottest Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul Right Now, January 2018
4 Kyatchi

Another Minneapolis restaurant has moved east with Kyatchi’s second location. The menu is similar to the original location with responsibly sourced sushi, a little miso and ramen, plus a serious hot dog selection. The most fun difference is the addition of a full bar to the mix. This is the new hot spot for those that love Japanese whiskey.


Sneak Peek at Super Bowl Food January 24, 2018 08:53 PM

A sneak peek at foods that will be offered at U.S. Bank Stadium during the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 was provided Wednesday.

Among the items offered will be walleye, wild rice chowder, a BBQ loaded potato and huge football cookies.

In honor of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, there will even be a New England clam roll and a South Philly roast pork sandwich…”

Places to Visit


-Mall of America

Super Bowl LII Fan Frenzy at M.O.A. (Minnesota Theme)

KARE 11 Sunrise-11am LIVE from MOA all week
Author: KARE Published: 9:57 AM CST January 28, 2018
The Sunrise crew is out there from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and KARE 11 at 11 broadcasts from 11 a.m. to noon, as well.

“..BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Wake up to KARE 11 at the Mall of America all this week during the lead up to the Super Bowl.

The Sunrise crew is out there from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and KARE 11 at 11 broadcasts from 11 a.m. to noon, as well.

The 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news broadcasts from the ‘KARE 11 Andersen Warming House’ on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.//

Super Bowl LII Fan Frenzy at M.O.A. (Scenes)

Super Bowl 52 events at the Mall of America – YouTube

Scenes at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at Mall of America – YouTube

Inside look at the Super Bowl experience in Mall of America – YouTube

Eagles Players Share Their Mall Of America Experience – YouTube

NFL Stuff:

For Tom Brady, Super Bowl LII has family roots
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By Jill Martin, CNN Updated 3:25 PM ET, Thu February 1, 2018
“..That’s because Brady, even though he grew up in California, says he’s “half Minnesotan.”
“I love coming back here,” Brady said in Minnesota this week. “I’ve got a lot of family here. It’s a great state. It’s pretty unbelievable to actually be playing here. I didn’t think about it at all until a couple weeks ago. I said, ‘Mom, you know where the Super Bowl is?’ She’s like, ‘Of course I do.'”

Brady’s mother, Galynn Brady, grew up in Browerville, a small town 135 miles away from US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of Super Bowl LII. It’s a place Brady visited every summer, and sometimes in the winter, since he was a baby. It’s also where Brady’s parents got married in 1969…”

Minnetonka native Beau Allen happy Super Bowl LII has brought him home )
By Dane Mizutani | | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: February 2, 2018 at 4:39 pm | UPDATED: February 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm
“…As the only native Minnesotan on the Philadelphia Eagles roster, defensive tackle Beau Allen has spent much of this week as a tour guide for his teammates.

Never mind the biggest game of his life is coming up Sunday night when the Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.

“I’ve been spouting off fun facts about Prince, and Bob Dylan and talking about Juicy Lucys and stuff like that,” he said…”

Minnetonka Native Beau Allen Celebrate Super Bowl Victory With Eagles

Super Bowl Breakfast

2018 Super Bowl Breakfast Saturday, February 3, 2018
“..The NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast started in 1988 and features the presentation of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award to the NFL player, voted on by his peers, for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. ..”

Super Bowl Breakfast

Super Bowl breakfast ceremony highlights more than football Sports & Leisure Nina Moini · Minneapolis · Feb 3, 2018
“..Think about what you’re standing for,” Watson said. “Think about when you leave this place what people will say about you, but more importantly, what the people you have touched will be equipped to do because of you.”

Watson runs One More, a foundation focused on poverty and religion. He has spent 14 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots.

Former Vikings Jeff Siemon, Alan Page, Greg Coleman, and Chuck Foreman and other football greats from the past and present were part of the ceremony.
Gallery ..”

Benjamin Watson Receives Bart Starr Award at Super Bowl Breakfast 02-03-2018
“..Benjamin Watson, tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, received the Bart Starr Award at the annual Super Bowl Breakfast Saturday morning. ..”
Strong Turnout for Annual Super Bowl Breakfast Downtown Minneapolis February 03, 2018 12:02 PM
“…Saturday morning NFL stars gathered for the annual Super Bowl Breakfast at the Minneapolis Hilton downtown.

The breakfast is a hot-ticket event and is always held in the Super Bowl host city the day before the big game.

During the breakfast, the Bart Starr Award is given to one player who has been a positive role model to his family, teammates, and the community. This year’s recipient was Baltimore Ravens’ Benjamin Watson…

mong the guests at this year’s breakfast were Tony Dungy, Kevin Warren with the Minnesota Vikings, along with several former Vikings players.

Case Keenum, who was also in attendance, relived the infamous “Buffalo Right Seven Heaven” – the play call that made the Minnesota Miracle….”

Minnesota Vikings “Miracle” Collage from NFC Divisional Playoff Game (1.14.18)

Gospel BET Music

Snoop Dogg has Busy Super Bowl Week as DJ, Gospel Singer February 04, 2018 10:24 AM
“..In an interview with The Associated Press, the rapper, who released a reggae album under the moniker Snoop Lion in 2013, talks about coaching, his favorite mentors, his advice to young rappers and his upcoming gospel album, “Bible of Love.”

Snoop Dogg: I don’t never be nervous to perform onstage, but I was nervous onstage to perform at that — this is gospel, this is church. These people, boy they would shoot you down if your game ain’t together … they would throw the Bible at you … ‘I can’t believe he got up there and did … .’ I said, ‘Hold on now. Let me get my thing together.’ I shook that nervousness, though. … Donnie McClurkin (came) over to me when I finished performing, and he looked me into my eyes and said, ‘If you weren’t rapping, brother, you’d be preaching.’ I said, ‘My granny said the same thing!’ That’s cold when Donnie said it…”

Snoop Dogg Readies Gospel Double Album ‘Bible of Love’

2018 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Choir

Snoop Dogg & Rance Allen: Gospel Superbowl … – YouTube

Sheila E on #BET #SuperBowlGospel

Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 2018 (NFL Players Choir)

Downtown St. Paul

Minnesota: St. Paul Winter Ice Castle Visit Pt. 1 (1.27.18)

Transportation Tips


Metro Transit | Super Bowl LII

Metro Transit Ride to Downtown Minneapolis 1.29.18

More coming…


Immerse Yourself In WCCO’s MinneCentric Experience By Kate Raddatz January 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm
“.Professional athletes, celebrities and Minnesota notables will be stopping by WCCO to try ice fishing on our rooftop.

For every fish caught, a donation will be made to ACES, a local organization that helps reduce the academic achievement gap in the Twin Cities through sports-themed academic programming.

You can’t have a real Minnesota ice fishing experience without real fish, but we wanted to make sure we did it right – so we went to the people in Minnesota who know fish the best.

It took a giant crane to hoist up a massive tank and two fish houses on top of the WCCO Studio. And to get the fish there, we turned to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources…”

Polar Plunge Polar Plunge at Super Bowl Live

Super Bowl visitors: Ditch extra winter gear here to help the homeless By: Kelly Smith February 03, 2018 – 9:20 PM
“..While listening to a Texan describe buying heavy-duty winter boots just for the Super Bowl in Minnesota and not needing them after the big game, Killilea suddenly got a last-minute idea: start a collection drive so visitors returning to warmer-weather states will leave the spontaneous winter gear purchases behind for the local homeless…

While Eagles and Patriots fans hail from cold-weather states, they may not have all the extra winter gear Minnesotans are used to having to combat the cold. And many more Super Bowl visitors and wealthy travelers — the average asking price for a seat at Sunday’s game was $5,642 as of Friday — are from warm-weather places, taking in the NFL’s biggest game.

Come Monday, Killilea hopes those people stocking up on extra gloves and hats or free gear from companies will ditch those items to help the less fortunate, even lightening their suitcase for the flight home.

“We need to help our neighbors,” she said. “Hopefully this will have a bigger impact.”…

Food, winter gear among donations post-Super Bowl Author: Heidi Wigdahl Published: 7:16 PM CST February 5, 2018
Food and winter gear are among the donations different organizations are receiving after the Super Bowl.
“..Second Harvest Heartland has been working with the NFL Environmental Program since last year and is making sure the surplus food goes to local shelters and community kitchens. ..
People Serving People is the region’s largest shelter for children and families experiencing homelessness. Located just blocks from U.S. Bank Stadium, they shelter 350-370 people on any given night. Gumnit said they serve more than 250,000 meals a year. …”

Local, National Celebrities Help Raise Funds For ACES
February 6, 2018 at 6:42 pm
“..MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — National and local celebrities donated their time and talent to Fishing for ACES on the WCCO rooftop during Super Bowl Festivities.

With their help and yours money was raised to help Athletes Committed to Educating Students with its mission of reducing the achievement gap in the Twin Cities.

Former Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway was just one of many athletes and celebrities who went fishing on our WCCO roof top. These notable anglers are dedicated to helping children and with every fish caught, a donation was made to ACES.

“We’re so happy that people are recognizing us and the work that we’re doing and to see celebrities and athletes to support us in that way,” Misha Evertz of ACES said…”

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