The spotlight is about to fall on the Twin Cities as we get ready to host Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium, and with the marquee event comes some pretty big demands to meet.
In documents obtained by the Star Tribune during the bidding process in 2014, the NFL sent potential host cities 153 pages of specifications and requirements to hold the Super Bowl.
In it, the NFL said it gets all the revenue from Super Bowl ticket sales including all suites, as well as exclusive access to all club level seats.
The league says it also has the right to install ATMs that accept league preferred credit and debit cards and temporarily remove those that don't.
Local law enforcement must also supply officers--at no cost to the NFL--for anti-counterfeiting teams that will be deployed during Super Bowl week.
The NFL also requested 35,000 free parking spaces within a mile of the stadium on game day for fans, staff and employees.
The league also wanted free access to three golf courses in the months leading up to the game,
two bowling venues for an NFL celebrity bowling event, 20 billboards near the stadium, team hotels and practice facilities to welcome players and fans to the event.
The two hotels housing the participating teams also agreed to televise the NFL Network for an entire year before the big game.
Since the Super Bowl is being played in Minnesota, the NFL says the game should get priority over all other ice and snow removal projects, in case there's a major snowstorm.
The Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee says not all of the NFL's demands were met, though the host committee will cover the extra costs of holding the event--not the city of Minneapolis or the state of Minnesota.