Bold North™ Zip Line across Mississippi River Announced as Feature Attraction during Super Bowl Festival Tickets available for purchase today at mnsuperbowl.com/zipline, marking 52 days until Super Bowl LII
MINNEAPOLIS – Hosting Super Bowl LII gives Minnesotans and one-million visitors alike an opportunity to make unforgettable memories, which now includes the chance to soar across the Mississippi River suspended 100 feet in the air. Marking 52 days from the big game, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled the Bold North™ Zipline, a feature attraction for the 10 days of Super Bowl festivities, where fun seekers will be enticed to thrill their senses by ziplining 750 feet from a launch tower on Nicollet Island to a landing tower across the Mississippi River. Sponsored by XOOX, a lifestyle backpack brand founded by former Minnesota Vikings player Robert Griffith, the Bold North Zipline will open on January 26, 2018 and run through gameday on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
“Hosting the Super Bowl in Minnesota feels like a thrill ride in its own right, so we figured why not provide this thrilling opportunity to each of our one-million visitors,” said Maureen Bausch, CEO for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. “The Bold North™ Zipline is one of the many ways the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is working to create a truly unique experience in Minnesota with something for everyone to enjoy.”
The Bold North™ Zipline will be operated by Ziptrek Ecotours, a global leader in zipline based adventure tours. Ziptrek specializes in urban ziplining and operated a similar zipline experience for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. A parallel 4-line set up will allow four riders at a time to travel 750 feet across the Mississippi River with fun-seekers traveling at speeds of 20-30 mph as they glide across the Mississippi River.
Polaris, a Host Committee Founding Partner, will provide transportation for zip line participants. Custom-wrapped Polaris RANGER® and GEM® vehicles will transport guests from the Bold North™ Zipline headquarters on Nicollet Mall to the launch tower and again back to the headquarters from the landing tower. Polaris staff will serve as drivers of the vehicles, helping to provide a unique experience for participants.
Mayor-Elect Jacob Frey joined the Host Committee at the press conference. He will be the first to travel across the Mississippi River at the Bold North™ Zipline.
Tickets to ride the Bold North™ Zipline will cost $30 and are available for pre-purchase at mnsuperbowl.com/zipline. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon during the 10-day festival. The Bold North™ Zip Line will be limited to 10,000 riders over the 10 days, so those interested are encouraged to purchase ahead of time.
The Bold North™ Zipline is just one of the many attractions at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, the free, 10-day festival that will include music, food, fun, and much more. Earlier this month, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee announced the first 19 of many performers and musical acts who will play free concerts at the Verizon Upstage by Ice Mountain on Nicollet Mall.
Last week, the NFL began selling tickets to Super Bowl Experience Driven by Genesis - pro football’s interactive theme park, an event that offers fans a unique chance to get involved in the festivities surrounding Super Bowl LII. Tickets can be purchased on nfl.com/SuperBowlExperienceOnSale.
With Super Bowl LII just 52 days away, fans can stay tuned to our Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon website for more exciting announcements and updates.
About the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee - The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit corporation formed to plan and execute the festivities surrounding Super Bowl LII. For more information visit www.mnsuperbowl.com and follow @mnsuperbowl2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About XOOX – XOOX is a lifestyle backpack brand with the world’s first patented detachable Bluetooth technology, created by a former Vikings, Robert Griffith, whose passion is providing underprivileged students with college scholarships through Griffith Foundation. XOOX will be hitting the market before Super Bowl LII the unique ability to provide a solution for integrating speakers, cameras and mobile phones for the active person who needs to be connected. Wearing the backpack with speakers in lieu of ear buds is safer when on bikes or skateboards. The products offer entertainment at its finest even while hiking, back-packing with smart technology and an eco-friendly design. XOOX are water-proof, smudge-proof, comfortable and durable. Please visit www.xooxbag.com, launching mid-December for more information.
About ZipTrek – Ziptrek Ecotours truly delivers it all as a global leader in zipline based, adventure ecotourism. Ziptrek’s flagship location in Whistler, Canada first brought prominence to ziplining in North America and a second world class location in Queenstown, New Zealand has now set the standard for zipline based tours in the southern hemisphere. Ziptrek Tremblant, in Quebec, Canada is Ziptrek’s most recent permanent adventure and is poised to continue this trend of delivering unique and unparalleled guest experiences. These three landmark locales and other high profile projects including ziplines in downtown Vancouver, Canada as a feature attraction of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and an installation at Super Bowl Village 2012 in Indianapolis, USA have established Ziptrek Ecotours as a preeminent name in the adventure tourism industry.
About Polaris - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot®moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.