MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - As the City of Minneapolis is gearing up for the Super Bowl, Vikings fans are staying focused on the team's matchup against the Eagles.
Along Nicollet Mall, the Super Bowl LIVE transformation continues. The American Birkebeiner International Bridge is up and awaiting winter sports. Under construction is the beginnings of what will be the ice mountain stage for nightly live music, starting in a week
Thursday, Colleen Day picked up her Crew 52 uniform: the hat, the scarf, and the coat. She will be one of the more than 10,000 volunteers helping with the Super Bowl festivities.
Day says she’s more than ready to help out. She was a Vikings cheerleader in the 1991 season, which means for Super Bowl 26 she danced in the pre-game show.
“The energy, it was such great energy, just unbelievable amounts of energy,” said Day.
But the energy this time is heavily for the home team. Right now, there's just one team - the Philadelphia Eagles - left in the way before the Vikings can bring it home for the Super Bowl. With the NFC Championship Game fast approaching, the spirit is contagious throughout the metro area.
At an office building in Bloomington, filled mostly by government agencies, workers took a morning break to do the SKOL clap. The Customs and Border Patrol Hiring Center organized the showing of Vikings pride.
Fans and Super Bowl volunteers alike are ready and hoping for a win in Philadelphia this Sunday.