Getting around Super Bowl LII
U.S. Bank Stadium and events leading up to the Super Bowl are conveniently located around Minneapolis and the Twin Cities. There are many ways to get around.
Know Before You Go
If you’re starting to plan your trip, this is a great place to start! The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee wants to make your visit to the Bold North as seamless as possible and has compiled resources to help make this happen. The information you’ll find in Know Before You Go includes the range of transportation options and increased service information that will be offered during the 10-day festival.
Get to Minneapolis:
- By air.
- By public transportation.
- By car.
- By taxi and ride share.
- By skyways.
- View transportation FAQs.
Over the past several months, the City of Minneapolis has worked with stakeholders, including the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, the NFL, their vendors and numerous local community partners to craft a traffic management plan that will enhance the Super Bowl LII experience while providing as minimal disruption to traffic and parking as possible.
The goal is to ensure that those who live and work in the City of Minneapolis, as well as Super Bowl LII visitors, can travel as conveniently as possible while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience at all the major events that will take place in our city.
Super Bowl LIVE Road Closures
Several street closures and restrictions are starting this weekend to prepare for Super Bowl LIVE, a free, 10-day festival on Nicollet Mall.
Starting Saturday, Jan. 13, Nicollet Mall from Sixth Street to 12th Street is closing until Feb. 9. Nicollet Mall Metro Transit buses will be detoured to Hennepin Avenue during the closure.
On Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, Ninth Street from Marquette to LaSalle avenues will close for the installation of the American Birkebeiner International Bridge. On Monday, Jan. 15, Ninth Street will open with two lanes traveling under the bridge.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 15, Eighth Street from LaSalle to Marquette avenues will close to install the Super Bowl LIVE stage and reopen Friday, Feb. 9.
Eleventh Street will close one day, Saturday, Feb. 3 for snowmobile stunts.
There will be lane restrictions on the cross streets (6th to 12th Streets) along Nicollet Mall for the event. Pedestrian access and sidewalks along Nicollet and cross streets will remain open during the event, but sidewalk closures will occur during install and removal periods.
Over the past several months, the City of Minneapolis has worked closely with stakeholders, including the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL, their vendors and several other local partners to craft a traffic management plan that will enhance the Super Bowl LII experience while providing the minimum disruption to traffic and parking as possible
Super Bowl Experience Closures
Second Avenue and Grant Street in front of the Minneapolis Convention Center will close Thursday, Jan. 18 through Thursday, Feb. 8 to accommodate preparations for Super Bowl Experience.
The eastbound/northbound lanes, however, will be open 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. on Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 22-23.
Additionally, the other streets around the Convention Center will have intermittent closures, including First Avenue South, Third Avenue South and 16th Street East. Event removals will take place Feb. 4-Feb. 8. Streets will reopen thereafter or sooner.
Super Bowl Experience is an NFL interactive theme park scheduled for Jan. 26-Feb. 3.
Super Bowl LII/U.S. Bank Stadium Closures
Some street closures around U.S. Bank Stadium will begin Tuesday, Jan. 2. Closing times are detailed on the map above. (Note: Light green below indicates local traffic only.)
Super Bowl LII is tentatively scheduled to start 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Event removal will start after the game. Most streets will reopen Monday, Feb. 5. A few streets, however, will remain closed through Sunday, Feb. 11.
MnDOT traffic Info
The Minnesota Department of Transportation shares highway traffic incidents, road conditions, construction and closures, traffic flow and more online. View MnDOT's interactive maps.
Game day impacts on City parking
Due to the uniqueness and size of the Super Bowl LII events, the City has worked with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and NFL to reasonably accommodate both current parking users and large event parking demands.
There will be no change for monthly contract parking in municipal facilities until game day. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, some municipal parking facilities will require total use for event purposes.
As required by the monthly customer contracts, the City posted notices in January of its plan to not allow contract parking at eight facilities on Super Bowl Sunday. Municipal monthly parking contracts will not be revoked.
Residents and visitors will be able to pre-purchase parking for any event in downtown Minneapolis at a guaranteed rate through the NFL Mobile Fan Pass, which is expected to go live soon. Visit mnsuperbowl.com/transportation for more details and parking updates.
Meet Minneapolis has also partnered with Parking Panda to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near their destination.
Contract parking is allowed as usual in these municipal facilities Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4:
- Hawthorne Transportation Center, 31 N. Ninth St.
- LaSalle at 10th, 915 LaSalle Ave.
- Vineland, 727 Vineland Place.
- 11th Street Underground (Hilton), 168 S. 11th St.
- 11th & Marquette (Orchestra Hall), 1111 Marquette Ave.
No contract parking in these municipal facilities Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4:
- A Ramp, 101 N. Ninth St.
- B Ramp, 516 Second Ave. N.
- C Ramp, 318 Second Ave. N.
- Jerry Haaf Memorial Ramp, 424 S. Fourth St.
- Leamington, 1001 Second Ave. S.
- Mill Quarter, 711 Second St. S.
- Riverfront, 212 Ninth Ave. S.
- 10th & Hennepin, 935 Hennepin Ave.
Note: The Convention Center Plaza ramp will not be available for any public parking use from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4. These monthly parking contracts will be accommodated at other nearby facilities.
Private parking operators
There are over 40,000 parking spaces in private ramps/lots available to the public. Private parking operators are also facilitating requests to accommodate the Super Bowl. Contact each individual ramp operator for its specific details.
The City of Minneapolis operates approximately 4,000 downtown metered spaces with varying rates, time limits, and hours of enforcement that will be accessible during the 10-day festival. An interactive meter map provides applicable regular and event rates, time limits, and hours of enforcement. The MPLS Parking App is available for download on mobile devices to help visitors pay or extend parking session.
Event rates around the Convention Center begin Jan. 27 and continue through Super Bowl Sunday. These rates are in effect at all times during this time. Event rates around U.S. Bank Stadium will only be in effect on game day.
For more information, visit minneapolismn.gov/parking.
Snow Emergency information
Planning to park on the street? Winter in Minneapolis always brings the possibility of a major snowfall. The City may declare a Snow Emergency, where, under certain conditions, street parking is no allowed on certain streets on certain days. If parking on the street, stay informed or sign up to be alerted if a Snow Emergency is declared, and familiarize yourself with the parking rules to avoid getting a ticket and towed.
Learn how Snow Emergencies work:
Get details on Metro Transit's game-day service Sunday, Feb. 4.
Taxi and ride sharing
Minneapolis is served by a variety of taxi and ride sharing services. Learn more from the Minnesota Super Host Committee.
By foot and bike
Walking and biking is a great way to experience Minneapolis and take in the sights. Downtown Minneapolis is served by a strong network of sidewalks, skyways and bike lanes.
Last updated Jan 17, 2018