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The Minnesota Vikings’ playoff run is posing logistical challenges for the Minneapolis-based Super Bowl

  • Preparations at the Super Bowl LII stadium usually kick off at the beginning of January. But the Vikings are hosting a playoff game this weekend at the U.S. Bank Stadium, which hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, and they could possibly host the NFC Championship game the following weekend. The preparations to get an NFL stadium Super Bowl-ready are extensive, as Jonathan Jones explains: “Booths for international broadcasters will need to be built out. So, too, will the auxiliary press box, usually in an upper-level corner of the stadium, which could impact ticket sales in a conference title game. Special lighting elements for the halftime show have to be installed and rigged. There will need to be locker room setups and buildouts for the large press conference areas. Then consider the exterior of the stadium. The league must build out the security perimeter around U.S. Bank Stadium that will likely absorb hundreds of parking spots as well as making room for the additional television trucks needed to broadcast a playoff game.”

    TOPICS: NBC, Super Bowl LII, NBC Sports, NFL, Super Bowl