New England Patriots

With the New England Patriots making the Super Bowl for the third time in four years, here’s some things you can do out in Minneapolis before for the big game.

If you’re heading out West next week, you can check out one these Super Bowl Experience events being put on the Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee in the Minneapolis area.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm for “The Sports Hub Super Saturday Rally” at the Buffalo Wild Wings right next to the football stadium on the University of Minnesota Campus (2001 University Ave, S.E. Minneapolis).

So once again, 98.5 The Sports Hub is throwing a Super Saturday Rally for Patriots Nation! If you’re in Minneapolis for the game, we’re gonna jam the Buffalo Wild Wings right next to the football stadium on the University of Minnesota Campus. Hardy and Big Jim Murray will broadcast live with appearances by Felger & Mazz, Zolak & Bertrand & other special guests. There will be great food and plenty of prizes, as we get you pumped for the Big Game! Following the broadcast, the hockey game will be on! These parties hit capacity fast, so get there early!

Check Out The List Of Events Leading Up To Super Bowl LII:

‘Super Bowl LIVE Presented By Verizon’

Begins Friday, January 26 and runs every day through Sunday, February 4.

“A robust schedule of free live concerts with both local and national acts will be featured on the Verizon Up Stage at ‘Super Bowl LIVE Presented By Verizon.’ Super Bowl LIVE is located “on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will be the site of an epic 10-day fan festival, free and open to the public, leading up to Super Bowl LII. It will feature something for everyone, including free live concerts, national broadcast activations, food and fun, with nods to winter that showcase Minnesota.”


‘Built Ford Tough Sleigh Ride’ at ‘Super Bowl Live Presented By Verizon’

Begins Friday, January 26 and runs through Sunday, February 04.

Sleighs pulled by pickup trucks, will take fans on complimentary sleigh rides through downtown Minneapolis.


‘Super Bowl Experience Driven By Genesis’

Begins Saturday, January 27 and runs through Saturday, February 3.

Save the date for the NFL’s Super Bowl Experience driven by Genesis at the Minneapolis Convention Center!


Radio Row Fan Gallery [Media Row]

Begins Monday, January 29 and runs through Saturday, February 03.

“The Fan Gallery [Media Row] will be located at the Mall of America (north side, level 3). It offers a unique opportunity for fans to watch broadcasters, professional athletes and guest celebrities in action during Super Bowl week.”


‘Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled By Gatorade’ is happening Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m.

“Be the first to see the Super Bowl teams live in Minnesota! Featuring player appearances, live entertainment, Super Bowl gift bag and radio, and more!”


‘Ditka & Jaws Cigars With The Stars’ is happening Thursday, February 1, from 7-10 p.m.

“Join Coach Mike Ditka and Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, along with NFL Legends for an evening of cigars, camaraderie and Super Bowl anticipation!”


The ‘Walter Payton Man of the Year Award’ presentation and the ‘Legends For Charity Dinner‘ presenting the ‘Pat Summerall Award’ is going down the night of Thursday, February 1.


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‘Taste Of The NFL’ is happening Saturday, February 3, at 7 p.m.

“The Taste of the NFL’s annual strolling wine and food event features a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside a current or alumni NFL player.”


‘2018 Super Bowl Breakfast’ is happening Saturday, February 3, from 8 – 10 a.m.

“The NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast started in 1988 and features the presentation of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award to the NFL player, voted on by his peers, for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.”


‘Smocks & Jocks’ is going down Saturday, February 3, from 10:30 -1:30 p.m.

“The NFLPA will host Smocks & Jocks, a jazz brunch and silent auction showcasing the art of active and former players.”


‘Thrilling Freestyle Snowmobile Stunts At “Polaris UpsideDowntown”’ begins Saturday, February, 3, at 1:30 p.m.

“Polaris UpsideDowntown includes snowmobile stunts, meet and greets with snow athletes, giveaways and other outdoor fun in the Bold North.”


‘Frosty Fat Tire Festival’ is happening Saturday, February 3, from 9 – 2 p.m.

“The festival will feature 50 fat tire circuit bike riders who will round a ½-mile circuit as many times as they can to raise dollars that fund medical grants that help children gain access to health-related services.”


‘DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Featuring J Lo’ at the Nomadic Live at the Armory, is going down Saturday, February 3, at 9 p.m.


NFL: Super Bowl LII, kicks off at the U.S. Bank Stadium, Sunday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m., featuring the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots.


There’s Even A Series Of Live Musical Performances:

Imagine Dragons At Nomadic Live At The Armory, is happening Thursday, February 1, at 8 p.m.

Feherty Live! with David Feherty, is happening both Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2, at 7 p.m.

P!Nk At Nomadic Live At The Armory, is going down Friday, February 2, at 9 p.m.

‘DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Featuring J Lo’ at the Nomadic Live at the Armory, is finishing off the week Saturday, February 3, at 9 p.m.

For more information on the events listed above, click here.

On behalf of everyone here at 98.5 The Sports Hub, we hope to see you in Minneapolis this week! Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook for all the latest news and details as the Patriots look to win their SIXTH Super Bowl title up in the “Bold North.”

—  By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at