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Minnesota Super Bowl committee announces location of volunteer headquarters

U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis will host next season's Super Bowl. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) announced its Volunteer Headquarters, the site where all volunteer applicants will be interviewed, will be located at the corner of Nicollet Mall and 7th St. (former Sports Authority at 698 Nicollet Mall) in Downtown Minneapolis.

The Volunteer Headquarters officially opens on Saturday, August 12 as the “Crew 52” roster begins to take shape. The MNSBHC is seeking more than 10,000 volunteers to assist in welcoming more than one million visitors to the region during the ten days of festivities leading up to Super Bowl LII, to be held on February 4, 2018.

“Volunteers are a critical part of ensuring each and every guest who travels here to take part in Super Bowl LII has a memorable time,” said Maureen Bausch, CEO of the MNSBHC.  “We are excited to open our Volunteer Recruitment Center in downtown Minneapolis and to begin putting together the Crew 52 team that will give our guests a warm welcome, and a final goodbye.”

Thousands have already applied to join Crew 52, but the MNSBHC is still accepting applications to join the team; applicants should be excited about Minnesota and football, and ready to provide Super Bowl guests with a warm welcome to the Bold North.

Minnesota Super Bowl volunteers will serve at public gathering points such as airports, skyways, hotels, and MNSBHC events, to ensure guests have a great experience during their time in Minnesota. Crew 52 volunteers are required to go through an application process, including a background check, interview, and training sessions, before serving during the ten days of festivities leading up to Game Day. Crew 52 volunteers will be asked to serve a minimum of three shifts of between four and six hours. Benefits for volunteers include a free winter-ready uniform and the opportunity to take part in a once-in-a-generation opportunity to showcase Minnesota on the world’s largest stage.

The Host Committee expects to interview about 2,000 applicants per week, beginning August 12th through October. Applicants who have already applied to be a volunteer will receive an email invitation to sign up for a designated interview time. Those that have yet to apply can do so at www.mnsuperbowl.com/Crew52.

A full list of frequently asked questions related to the responsibilities of Crew 52 is available on the MNSBHC website, www.mnsuperbowl.com/Crew52

Previous Super Bowl host cities have seen a marked uptick in visits, meeting and convention bookings in the years immediately following successfully hosting the game.

“As we travel across Minnesota, the most frequently asked question we get about the Super Bowl is about how to volunteer,” said Bausch.  “Minnesotans who volunteered at 1992’s Super Bowl festivities often share their souvenirs and memories from an important part of our state’s history.  We are excited to help make memories for a new generation.”

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit corporation formed to plan and execute the festivities surrounding Super Bowl LII.  For more information visit www.mnsuperbowl.com and follow @mnsuperbowl2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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