Sunday, February 4th, 2018 Super Bowl LII will be held at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The city and state is excited to host the Super Bowl. It should be a great revenue generator for the city and surrounding areas.
Minneapolis activities will center downtown at the convention center and Nicollet Mall, which is being renovated for overhead heating. There will be an interactive football bazaar where NFL players sign autographs, playgrounds for kids to kick field goals, and stages for concerts and ESPN broadcasts. Minnesota organizers “will have a unique, ‘Bold North’ version of these entertainment options in 2018,” the committee said in a statement. The Mall of America is expected to host the media party at Nickelodeon Universe. St. Paul will incorporate Super Bowl activities into the annual Winter Carnival, which will conclude on Super Bowl Sunday. The Xcel Energy Center is a candidate to host the Monday Opening Night Party and Media Day. It is the one day players from both Super Bowl teams are available for interviews.
Organizers expect the 41,000 hotel rooms in the Twin Cities metro to be booked during the 10 days. Local and regional visitors generally drive early attendance. More than 125,000 visitors are expected to arrive in the days leading up to the game.
Not only is the Super Bowl great for businesses in the twin cities, but some property owners are looking to cash in. They are looking to take advantage of the Super Bowl being in town by renting out their main residences. Ads are starting to pop up on AirBnb, VRBO, Craigslist and more. Some are creating websites to help attract renters, including this Super Bowl Rental in Minneapolis. Obviously location and size will be the key components for determining the pricing. I've seen private studios going for $300 a night to larger houses that are looking for $10,000 a night.
I would bet that places will go fast, so if you are looking to rent something, pull the trigger as soon as you find something that will work.