MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The Super Bowl Host Committee is preparing Minnesotans for Super Bowl LII.
While there is great excitement around being the host city, there are also drawbacks organizers are telling residents. One of the biggest challenges could be getting around the Twin Cities.
The committee is launching the “Know Before You Go” campaign Monday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium. The campaign was created to help Minnesotans and Super Bowl visitors make transit plans for getting around the Twin Cities during the 10-day festival from Jan. 26 through Feb. 4.
Super Bowl Planners will provide travel tips, maps with recommended routes, information about increased transit services and parking information.
Planners say one of their goals is to make sure people aren't cutting through neighborhoods in an effort to avoid traffic. They are also adding bus and light rail services, along with park and ride.
"People in the metro area are kind of familiar with our State Fair level of service where we have extra park and ride service. That's kind of where we are going to be focusing on from different points of the compass," said Metro Transit General Manager Brian Lamb.
This meeting follows the orientation for 10,000 Crew 52 volunteers on Sunday.