MSUM welcomes Super Bowl Committee member, local professionals for Sports Communication Conference

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) The big day is coming, only 109 days away.

Super Bowl Sunday is on February 4 this year, and the biggest event in sports will be happening right in our backyard.

Today, more than 370 budding sports reporters, photographers, and anchors got the chance to find out what goes into putting together such a monumental event.

MSU-Moorhead hosted its 3rd Annual Sports Communication Conference for area high school and college students.

The young people who attended got to hear from area sports professionals and a woman who is deeply involved in planning for the 52nd Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Andrea Mokros is Vice President for Communications and Events for the Super Bowl Planning Committee, and she says it's much more than just a football game. It's a chance to showcase all that Minnesota has to offer.

Mokros says thousands of people from professionals to volunteers are involved in making sure every details is taken care of.

"Starting in January, we will actually have hundreds of event planners that decend on the Twin CIties to execute every detail. From the different parties and events to things like transportation, transit and even the parking for all those million guests who will come to town," Mokros said.

She encourages everyone to come to the 10 day celebration, even if you don't go to the game, just to experience all that Super Bowl 52 is.