Going to the Super Bowl Game? Leave Early and Wear Layers

Mall of America security lines were long as fans wait to get onto the light rail. Photo: KSTP/Brett Hoffland
Mall of America security lines were long as fans wait to get onto the light rail.

February 04, 2018 01:44 PM

Metro Transit is advising NFL ticket-holders with Gameday Fan Express Passes taking the light rail to Super Bowl LII to arrive at least an hour and a half early before their ticketed time slot for security.

All riders must go through security screening before boarding the train, Metro Transit tweeted.

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The lines are indeed long, as reporter Brett Hoffland witnessed around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 

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Those parking downtown should carry cash and be aware of parking restrictions. 

A KSTP staff member found a lot downtown near the stadium advertising parking prices of $240 - cash only. 

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KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas advises fans to dress in layers, as frostbite can set in as soon as 30 minutes with exposed skin in the cold.

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While U.S. Bank Stadium is promised to be a comfortable 70 degrees, temperatures are supposed to reach a high of 6 degrees by game time. Wind chills will remain well below zero, around 15 below. Overnight, it could dip below 25 degrees.

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