Nicollet Mall and 8th Street closing for Super Bowl LIVE

Several street closures and restrictions are starting this weekend to prepare for Super Bowl LIVE, a free, 10-day festival.

Street closures

Starting Saturday, Jan. 13, Nicollet Mall from Sixth Street to 12th Street is closing until Feb. 9. Nicollet Mall Metro Transit buses will be detoured to Hennepin Avenue during the closure.

On Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, Ninth Street from Marquette to LaSalle avenues will close for the installation of the American Birkebeiner International Bridge. On Monday, Jan. 15, Ninth Street will open with two lanes traveling under the bridge.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 15, Eighth Street from LaSalle to Marquette avenues will close to install the Super Bowl LIVE stage and reopen Friday, Feb. 9.

Eleventh Street will close one day, Saturday, Feb. 3 for snowmobile stunts.


Street restrictions

There will be lane restrictions on the cross streets (6th to 12th Streets) along Nicollet Mall for the event. Pedestrian access and sidewalks along Nicollet and cross streets will remain open during the event, but sidewalk closures will occur during install and removal periods.

Over the past several months, the City of Minneapolis has worked closely with stakeholders, including the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, NFL, their vendors and several other local partners to craft a traffic management plan that will enhance the Super Bowl LII experience while providing the minimum disruption to traffic and parking possible.

Super Bowl LIVE on Nicollet Mall is a free 10-day festival (Jan 26. to Feb. 4) leading up to game day featuring free live concerts, food and other activities for local residents and their families to enjoy.

Stay up-to-date on the latest information related to Super Bowl LII street closures by signing up for City traffic alerts at For more City-related Super Bowl LII information, go to For additional travel tips for the 10-day Super Bowl festival, visit


Published Jan 12, 2018



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