What to See and Where to Be at Super Bowl 2018
This year, the NFL’s annual contest will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4, 2018.
While Minneapolis in February isn’t exactly the warmest destination, there’s plenty of food, fun, and new sites for football enthusiasts and novices alike to enjoy in the one of the twin cities.
From where to find tickets to the best hotels and world-class dining, here’s what to see and where to be for Superbowl 2018.
Get to Know Minneapolis
Before or after the big game, it’s worth exploring Minneapolis with friends or family.
Minneapolis is known for its craft beer, winter sports and beautiful parks that offer plenty of walking trails for a healthy outing that’s easy to do year-round.
However, a hike through knee-deep snow may not be your idea of a good time. Here are some other attractions in Minneapolis that are perfect for winter.
- Science Museum of Minneapolis – located in downtown Saint Paul.
- Walker Art Center – recognized all over the world as a leading arts venue for contemporary visual arts, the Walker Art Center also hosts dance, theater and music performances.
- Mall of America – America’s largest shopping destination — for the less-than-enthusiastic football fans, this mall offers hours of entertainment (including an indoor amusement park).
Get to Know U.S. Bank Stadium
Visitors to Super Bowl LII are in for a special treat — a brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium.
Not only the home to the Minnesota Vikings, the U.S. Bank Stadium is also the premiere Midwest destination for major concerts like Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Ed Sheeran.
And for ski and snowboard enthusiasts, the stadium will host the epic 2017 and 2018 X Games.
Not only can this massive stadium accommodate more than 66,600 attendees, but it’s recently been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its commitment to sustainability, making it the second NFL stadium to earn this rare distinction.
Get to Know Ticketing
Tickets to the Super Bowl are always a coveted prize, and 2018 is proving to be no exception.
Tickets for Super Bowl LI featuring the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons are listed at an average price of over $4,900 per ticket ten days before the game.
The NFL has many safeguards in place to ensure that Super Bowl tickets can’t be duplicated. These safeguards should help keep you from getting “scammed” if you purchase a ticket through a reputable vendor.
Platforms like Craigslist, on the other hand, don’t carry any scam-proof guarantees — so shy away from falling for fake NFL tickets from non-reputable vendors.
Although ticket prices tend to drop as game day approaches, seating and pricing options grow limited the longer you wait.
Trends from the past three years show that there is a sharp uptick in ticket prices in the days immediately preceding the game. So if you’ve got your heart set on getting a seat to the 2018 Superbowl, don’t put off your search for tickets for long.
Get to Know Your Accommodations
U.S. Bank Stadium is located in East Downtown Minneapolis near the Mississippi River. And luckily, Minneapolis is home to some of the greatest luxury hotels in the country.
Hotel Ivy is a top-notch accommodation option for Superbowl travelers. Located in Downtown Minneapolis, Hotel Ivy is the only spa destination in the city. This luxury hotel is also home to a Porter & Frye restaurant, which is the culinary vision of legendary Chef Joan Ida.
As a general rule, Superbowl host cities must have at least 19,000 hotel rooms available for the event. However, downtown hotel capacities tend to be at a premium price, since they’re the closest to the stadium.
And if you’re looking for an all-inclusive package, NFL on Location is offering ticket and hotel packages with ground transportation to and from the stadium to make your life easier once the traffic & crowds of game day roll around.
Get to Know Good Food
If you’re looking for something more than stadium food, foodies rejoice! Minneapolis has a collection of Zagat-rated restaurants to choose from.
Get to Know Your Jet Charter Options
If you’re looking to ride to the big game in style, chartering a jet is the best way to go.
A private jet gives you and your party privacy on your way to the event, plus plenty of extra room to stretch out.
You’ll also have flexibility in your departure and arrival times so you can accommodate everyone’s busy schedules.
Don’t wait to book a flight for the most exciting game of the year. Get a quote for your 2018 Superbowl trip today >