August 12, 2017 08:43 AM
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee opened the doors of its volunteer headquarters Saturday to begin screening applicants and select more than 10,000 people who will help with the massive February event.
At the Crew 52 Volunteer Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, committee staff and screening specialists began interviewing applicants for positions.
Through the interviews, staff will identify the thousands of people needed to welcome and assist guests visiting Minnesota during the 10-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LII.
The game itself will be played on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
At City Center on Nicollet Mall, the committee planned to conduct up to 80 interviews per hour on Saturday, which would add up to almost 1,200 people on the first day alone.
Former Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway was on hand to welcome applicants as potential volunteers from around the state gathered for the first time.
Andrea Mokros, a spokeswoman for the host committee, said people can still apply to be volunteers and add to an NFL record for volunteer applicants.
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Updated: August 12, 2017 08:43 AM
Created: August 12, 2017 08:33 AM
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