St. Paul plans to tag Super Bowl tourism with big slide and Ice Palace

Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

St. PaulSt. Paul is preparing for a slice of the tourism action ahead of the 2018 Super Bowl which will be held in Minneapolis.



To be held in the first week of February, which is not even six months from now, St. Paul has a large and expanding list of activities planned for the event to entertain the tourists.



There will be an ice palace at the State Capitol, a giant slide at CHS Field, a block party on West 7th Street and a Red Bull extreme sport demonstration in Lowertown, Assistant Police Chief Kathy Wuorinen told the St. Paul City Council on Wednesday as she ticked off some of the activities the police department would help manage.



According to the local Super Bowl Host Committee, the Super Bowl is expected to bring $400 million of new spending in Minnesota. Although, only time will tell the direct economic benefit it will have on St. Paul.



The latest addition to that effort is the plan for a “Bold North Night Market” similar to the annual Little Mekong Night Market in St. Paul. The details and location of that event are still being ironed out, Coleman’s Chief of Staff Dana Bailey said, but it will feature a variety of vendors from across the city and will be held outdoors. Rosanne Bump, with the St. Paul Winter Carnival, are trying to arrange for corporate sponsorships and is working diligently for a long time to secure a site that is really going to showcase St. Paul.



Along with coordinating the variety of St. Paul-based events, city staff members are also trying to ensure people’s safety during the Super Bowl.



During the event, more than one hundred St. Paul police officers will partner with Minneapolis during the Super Bowl and will keep a strict eye on the rules and regulations of the city.



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