With the average ticket costing $2,500 and $3,000, the Super Bowl doesn’t fall in the average family’s budget for family fun. However, with Minneapolis hosting the game this year, there is plenty of affordable, family-friendly entertainment to be enjoyed. Besides the official activities listed below, check out Beyond the Super Bowl: Visiting Minneapolis-St Paul as a Family.
The Super Bowl Experience – An Interactive Exhibit
For a special treat, families can buy tickets for the Super Bowl Experience, which runs from January 27 through February 3, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Features of this exhibit include:
- Virtual reality technology to experience NFL games
- Autographs from NFL players
- All 51 Super Bowl rings on display
- The Vince Lombardi Trophy on display for photos
- Football clinics run by pros at the Play Football Field
- A giant LED screen featuring NFL players who you can race in a 40-yard dash
- And of course a Pro Shop for all your NFL needs.
Super Bowl LIVE – 10 Days of Concerts
The best part of the coming Super Bowl, in my opinion, are the free concerts at Super Bowl LIVE. The concerts will take place on Nicollet Mall from January 26 to February 4, 2018, with shows from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends.
We’ll also hear from some of our local favorites, including Dessa, Sounds of Blackness, Soul Asylum, The Jets, Cobi, The Steeles, VocalEssence, Mint Condition, Stokley Williams, The Suburbs, The Jayhawks, New Power Generation (NPG), New Power Soul, Bob Mould (of Husker Du), and Esera Tuaolo (the former Viking who competed on The Voice.
Looking to navigate around Minneapolis during the Super Bowl Extravaganzas? Our buddy, Mike Marcotte of Give Me the Mike, can help you out!
Super Hats & Mittens Interactive Event
‘Sota Pop, presented by Explore Minnesota
Stop by the Renaissance Square storefront windows for an interactive pop-up photo-op gallery. This exhibit, created by local artists, takes visitors beyond the cold and shows Minnesota’s full spectrum of fun through a gallery of shareable photo ops. Located nearby Super Bowl LIVE attractions within steps of Nicollet Mall light rail station. Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. through February 1st; noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of Super Bowl Weekend and noon to 3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.
After all this fun, you may want to cozy up and watch the game at home. Gianna has some ideas for you.