August 12, 2017 07:48 PM
Super Bowl 52 preparations took a big step on Saturday.
The host committee opened up the volunteer headquarters inside the city center in downtown Minneapolis.
"I really can't compare it to anything else," said John Wahl, who signed up to volunteer on Saturday.
Wahl was first in the volunteer line.
"I thought I better get down there and get in line so I'm not one of the last ones," Wahl said.
Wahl says he was a volunteer for the Super Bowl when it was in Minneapolis in 1992.
"That was the year that Washington beat Buffalo," Wahl said. "When I got the invitation I said, 'Hey let's do it again, so I'm here.'"
Greeted by former Viking and current Crew 52 captain Chad Greenway, volunteers marched their way into headquarters, eager to kick off the process.
"Now the work really starts and we get to identify the best, boldest, friendliest and most energetic volunteers," Greenway said.
Committee officials say one of the biggest roles of the volunteers is to make sure things run smoothly both by the stadium and across the Twin Cities.
"Down at the airport, at the MOA, basically all the major points where we're expecting our million guests to pass through during the 10 days," Andrea Mokros, with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, said.
"Anybody can do this," Greenway said about the interview process.
Committee members say the interview is simply a way to match people with the job they're most qualified for.
"This interview process is really about identifying those folks that want to come in and really showcase what we're doing here," Greenway said.
"I just got a real good feeling that I can do good things for them," Wahl said.
If you want to be a volunteer, there's still time to sign up. Registration goes until October.
For more information visit https://www.mnsuperbowl.com/get-involved/volunteer.
Updated: August 12, 2017 07:48 PM
Created: August 12, 2017 03:07 PM
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