MSP International Airport Expects Day After Super Bowl to Be Busiest Travel Day Ever

December 18, 2017 09:16 PM

Hundreds of thousands of visitors will come to the Twin Cities in a little more than a month for Super Bowl LII.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport expects the day after the big game to be its busiest travel day ever with 65,000 visitors.

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"The day after the Super Bowl is what we're calling our Super Bowl, because it is going to be the busiest day in our history and it's going to be unprecedented," said Phil Burke, director of MSP Operations.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission says the Transportation Security Administration is bringing in extra staff from across the country to help with crowds. That's on top of the 1,600 volunteers who will greet fans from around the world.

"What we're going to do is match the flight schedules with the volunteers so we know when somebody is arriving at a gate," Burke said. "We're going to try and have a volunteer there and make that individual contact with them."

RELATED: Super Bowl Expected to Break Record at MSP

Some roads closed for construction around the airport will be open for the Super Bowl. A renovation project at the baggage claim in Terminal 1 will be ready by kick-off. On Thursday, Super Bowl signage will be going up all around the airport. 

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