MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The whirlwind of the Super Bowl is finally over in Minnesota. The confetti has fallen and closed roads are slowly reopening as the crews bring normalcy back to the downtown.
But how did the Twin Cities fare? How many people braved the "Bold North"?
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee released their attendance numbers Wednesday. The figures are estimates based on professional crowd monitoring, estimated performance stage crowd volume, crowd reports from businesses along Nicollet Mall and at activations, as well as daily reports with public safety and security.
Here's the breakdown:
1,055,000: Attendance at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon during 10-day festival
235,000: Attendance at Super Bowl LIVE on Saturday, February 3, biggest attendance day (and also our snowiest)
48: Bands/artists performed at Super Bowl LIVE at free and open to the public concerts
1,420: Total miles that 10,000 Bold North Zipliners collectively traveled during 10-day festival
1.4 million: Visitors to Mall of America, the site of NFL Fan Gallery, during the 10-day festival
185,000: Total volunteer hours from 10,000+ Crew 52 volunteers
33,000: Total volunteer shifts from 10,000+ Crew 52 volunteers
61,000: Record-breaking number of passengers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday, February 5
1,630: Private jet arrivals at Twin Cities airports during week of Super Bowl
67,612: Attendance at U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII
5,800: Record number of credentialed media members for Super Bowl LII
25: Different countries represented by the media at Super Bowl LII