Up North Features the Bold North Super Bowl LII

Updated: February 07, 2018 10:52 PM

Back in September U.S. Bank Stadium was the place for one of the juiciest storylines to open up the NFL season as the Vikings hosted former Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints.

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Fast forward to February is was the home of Super Bowl LII. It was just the second time Minnesota has hosted a Superbowl and the first time since 1992. It was also an opportunity for one team to claim their first Super Bowl victory, and another highly decorated program to add their sixth ring to one of the best quarterbacks in the lead.

Come game day, Super Bowl Sunday went down in the record books as the coldest Super Bowl in history.

"This is crazy weather," said El Paso, Texas native Ricky Romero. "The windshield is what makes it the worst. We can survive and we can adapt to the cold, but this wind is brutal. It hurts my face."

Romero and his brother Rene were a few fans who traveled to Minnesota for the big game on Sunday. The two of them were fans of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I became a fan back in 2000 or 2003 back when they played the Patriots. So it's become a full circle and it feels meant to be here again," said Rene.

More than 66,000 fans made their way inside the giant gates of U.S. Bank Stadium to witness the game. Eyewitness Sports met one fan who had the best seats in the house. Phillip De Menezes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts had a friend that had given him an extra ticket in the front row.

"Its a dream come true. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You know, you don't get these chances every day. I had to take the chance. I got offered the ticket and flew all the way down," said De Menezes.

These fans got a first hand look at Justin Timberlake breaking out his boy band moves during the halftime show, putting on a special tribute to Minnesota's very own Prince, and witnessing the Eagles claim their first every Super Bowl Championship.

"I didn't switch my mindset. I wasn't worrying about the scoreboard, I wasn't worrying about the time, I was just playing ball," said Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

No matter who you were rooting for or if you were even watching Super Bowl LII memories were made that day and those memories were made in Minnesota


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