Giant snow slide and more coming to St. Paul for Super Bowl

Photo Courtesy: Visit St. Paul 

A giant snow slide is coming to St. Paul to help the city celebrate Super Bowl 52.

Visit St. Paul announced the new attractions on Thursday, along with several other events leading up to the big game. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for the City of St. Paul," said St. Paul Mayor, Chris Coleman. "No one celebrates winter better than we do. The fact of the matter is we have done it longer and better than any other city in the country, we are proud of our winter traditions."

The 130-foot long and 40-foot high slide will drop fans onto CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints. 

On February 2 and 3, the farmers market next door will host the “Bold North Winter Night Market.” There will be more than 100 vendors showing off Minnesota crafts and food until midnight each night. 

“It will be a tremendously exciting time," said Adam Johnson, Vice President of Marketing & Media Relations for Visit St. Paul. "I don’t think since probably 1992 there's been an opportunity with two big cities seven miles apart. This arrangement of the cities isn't available elsewhere."  

City leaders are also working to extend bar close to 4 a.m. from February 2 to 5.

“We've got a wonderful opportunity with the Green Line to bring folks over here cost effectively, and we're just going to provide a great opportunity for them to experience what St. Paul has to offer," said Johnson. "The food, the beverage, the history, the charm.”

Traditions, like the St. Paul Winter Carnival, will be enhanced for the Super Bowl. Red Bull Crashed Ice returns on January 18. 

There will be at least three official Super Bowl 52 events in St. Paul leading up to the game, including Super Bowl Opening Night, The Night Before Concert with the Dave Matthews Band and The Taste of the NFL fundraiser. 

Find details about St. Paul Super Bowl events here.