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Minneapolis Host Committee Adds Mississippi River Zipline For Fans Attending Super Bowl LII

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 15 / 17

Fans attending the festivities surrounding Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis will have the opportunity to "partake in a zipline that sends riders across the Mississippi River at heights of 100 feet," according to Nick Halter of the MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL. Canada-based Ziptrek Ecotour...

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CLG Draws More Than 500 For Fan Fest

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