Super Bowl LII
Super Bowl LII, the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be held on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis, which previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. The game will be televised in the United States by NBC. It will be the sixth Super Bowl in a cold weather city.
|Date||February 4, 2018|
|Stadium||U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Halftime show||Justin Timberlake|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Al Michaels (play-by-play)
Cris Collinsworth (analyst)
Michele Tafoya and Heather Cox (sideline reporters)
|Radio in the United States|
|Announcers||Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
Boomer Esiason (analyst)
- U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis last hosted the Super Bowl in 1992 (Super Bowl XXVI) at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; the Metrodome was torn down after the 2013 season, and over the course of 2014 and 2015, U.S. Bank Stadium was built on the same site.
- Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
- Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Superdome has previously hosted the Super Bowl on seven occasions, most recently Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 (New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl on ten occasions in total). New Orleans will celebrate its Tricentennial in 2018.
The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, will host media day events and press conferences. More than 5,000 media members are expected to come to the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl. For coordination of the game and 10 days of events, the National Football League will temporarily operate an events office within the Minnesota Vikings office building next to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Admission tickets to the game and related events, as well as parking, received state tax exemptions.
More than one million visitors are expected to attend events associated with the Super Bowl over ten days. In addition to the game at U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL will present the Super Bowl Experience at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee will present Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Other events will be held at the Mall of America, Saint Paul's RiverCentre, the Minnesota Vikings' Winter Park location in Eden Prairie, and the University of Minnesota. "Taste of the NFL" is a fundraiser for food banks and will be held in Saint Paul.
The 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival will take place leading up to, during and after the Super Bowl. Carnival organizers announced, then cancelled, plans to build a large ice palace to coincide with the Super Bowl festivities, as with Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. Events in Saint Paul will also include an extreme sports demonstration, a "giant slide", and a block party. Officials in the capital city hope to attract Minneapolis Super Bowl visitors.
The Minneapolis Armory will host a series of concerts close to U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mystic Lake Casino will host a 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) traveling nightclub.
Justin Timberlake will be headlining the Super Bowl LII halftime show. Timberlake performed in two previous Super Bowls: Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 with NSYNC, and Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 with Janet Jackson.
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We will have three cities competing for Super Bowl LII: New Orleans, Minneapolis and Indianapolis
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