NFL Giving Away Super Bowl LII Tickets Throughout '17 Season As Part Of New Initiative
The NFL is giving away 500 Super Bowl LII tickets and "surprising fans across the country with more tickets throughout the season in the first year of a new initiative," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Super Bowl tickets will also be "given away in Minneapolis at the Super Bowl Experience in the days leading up to the game at U.S. Bank Stadium." Beginning this week and continuing throughout the season, fans will be "surprised during tailgates, at stadiums, and even inside their own homes." More than half the tickets -- 256 of the 500 -- will be "given out by NFL clubs, with an additional 64 being distributed by the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees, along with support from their teams." The remaining 180 tickets will be "distributed by the NFL at league events such as fan forums, youth football clinics, and through social media and other channels." The league also will "partner with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to ensure local fans are identified" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/20).