Fun Facts: Super Bowl 52 Host Minneapolis
December 13th, 2017 by Bullseye Event Group
As the NFL begins their road to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we’re taking a look at some of the fun facts about the “Twin Cities” you might not know before your trip to the Super Bowl!
The Mall of America
Commonly referred to as the “MoA,” the Mall of America, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota, the four-story, 9.5 million square foot shopping mall is considered the nation’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, featuring over 500 stores, 50 restaurants, and the largest indoor theme park in America.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Not as well known as the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center is housed on a beautiful 19-acre campus, featuring over 40 permanent art installations and several temporary pieces, leaving the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden as the largest urban sculpture garden in the country!
Walk the Skyway
Despite the Super Bowl being in another “cold weather” city in 2018, Minneapolis is more than equipped to keep football fans warm and cozy. The Minneapolis Skyway System, an “interlinked collection of enclosed pedestrian footbridges that connects various buildings,” is more than 80 city blocks, or 11 miles, in size. The skyway, one of the largest in the nation, connects various office buildings, hotels, restaurants, stores and Super Bowl LII host U.S. Bank Stadium!
Shoreline for Miles
When people think of sandy beaches and hanging out on the water, they generally think of the Gulf, east or west coasts. Not many people consider the state of Minnesota! Known as the “land of a thousand lakes,” Minnesota actually boasts more shoreline space (over 183,000 miles) than California, Hawai’i, and Florida combined!
Want to know more interesting facts about Super Bowl host city Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota? Check out Movoto’s “50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Minneapolis!”