Super Bowl rings on display at the Super Bowl Fan Experience

Elias Hubbard
February 3, 2018

For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl will be broadcast in triple-simulcast on CTV, CTV Two and TSN (and its French sister channel RDS).

And now, a fan has paid for a Super Bowl LII seat using Bitcoin (also a cryptocurrency).

In Minneapolis' case, the potential to host a Super Bowl was used to justify spending $500 million in taxpayer funding on a new stadium a few years ago.

In fact, Bell says last year's Super Bowl event brought in 4.5 million total viewers in Canada, a almost 40 percent drop in ratings from the year prior when simsub was still in effect.

Of course, the Bills came out on the losing end of Super Bowl XXVI versus the Washington Redskins 37-24, but it was still a thrill ride from start to finish and an experience that fans, players, and Minnesotans won't forget!

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Super Bowl rings on display at the Super Bowl Fan Experience

General stadium view of the U.S. Bank stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"Super Bowl LII is sold out", Dan Lovinger, executive vice president of advertising sales for NBC Sports Group, said in a statement to Variety. The facility will also hold this summer's X Games and the 2019 NCAA Final Four.

This Super Bowl will be the second played in Minnesota. In recent years CBS and Fox have refrained from announcing when they sold out of commercial time in the Super Bowl. But you can still watch the Super Bowl LII match live via NFL Game Pass (outside of the United States).

Outdoor activities, including Super Bowl Live, are a major draw for tourists and locals in downtown Minneapolis. The outside high temperature that day was 42; it was 39 at kickoff. Therefore, advertisers still see increasing value in purchasing Super Bowl commercials.

Kick-off is set for 5:30 p.m. CT on NBC. Justin Timberlake is returning as the headline act for the halftime show.

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