As you may have heard, Super Bowl 52 is coming to Minnesota Feb. 4. The EPPD has been preparing for this event for the past two years and is ready to welcome visitors to our community, while at the same time maintaining our customer service commitment to our residents.
In order to manage the demands that the Super Bowl will bring to Eden Prairie, we will be fully staffed — no officers were granted vacation in the days surrounding the Super Bowl. We also provided training to our officers on providing security during metrowide events.
While meeting with representatives from the NFL, federal, state, county and law enforcement agencies from across the Twin Cities, our department developed plans to manage potential public safety situations in two key locations — the Minnesota Vikings Winter Park facility and Flying Cloud Airport.
One of the teams playing in the Super Bowl will use Winter Park as a training facility Jan. 29–Feb. 2. As a result, there will be road closures that week in the surrounding area. Click here for more details and a map. Road closure and detour information will be posted along roadways two weeks in advance.
At Flying Cloud Airport, we anticipate an increase in air traffic as visitors arrive. In response, we will provide enhanced security at the airport in the days before and after the Super Bowl. That area could also see additional motor vehicle traffic and we will respond accordingly.