Forecasts are showing that this Sunday's Super Bowl in Minnesota will be the coldest in history

  • The weather forecast for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis shows that this year's game will be the coldest one ever.
  • The Eagles and Patriots have the fortune of playing indoors at the new US Bank Stadium.
  • Super Bowl VI in New Orleans was the coldest Super Bowl played outdoors with a temperature of 24 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

While the players are huddling to call a play, football fans will be huddling together for warmth.

Minneapolis, Minnesota will be hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday and the forecast looks cold. According to The Weather Channel, Minneapolis will have a high of 8 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 0 on Super Bowl Sunday. This will make Super Bowl LII the coldest one on record.

The Southeast Regional Climate Center at UNC keeps track of the weather for certain American sporting events and has kept records for every Super Bowl

During Super Bowl VI — played in New Orleans — the temperature hit a low of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. The SERCC says that this 1972 game was the coldest Super Bowl ever played outdoors.

Luckily, this year's game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will be played indoors in a climate controlled environment — better than a blistering cold for players and spectators. The Super Bowl will be held at US Bank Stadium which has a permanently closed roof.

US Bank Stadium opened in 2016 and is the home of the Minnesota Vikings who narrowly missed out on the Super Bowl by losing to the Eagles in the NFC Championship. The facility will also hold this summer's X Games and the 2019 NCAA Final Four.

Prior to this year's, the coldest Super Bowl played indoors was at the Pontiac Silverdome — former home of the Detroit Lions — in Michigan. Super Bowl XVI had game day temperature ranging from a low of 5 degrees to a high of 16.

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Cities that have hosted the most Super Bowls
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Cities that have hosted the most Super Bowls

Indianapolis, Indiana: Hosted Super Bowl XLVI

The game was held at Lucas Oil Stadium. 

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East Rutherford, New Jersey: Hosted Super Bowl XLVIII

The game was held at MetLife Stadium. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Jacksonville, Florida: Hosted Super Bowl XXXIX

The game was held at ALLTEL Stadium. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Marc Serota MS)

Arlington, Texas: Hosted Super Bowl XLV

The game was held at Cowboys Stadium. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Hosted Super Bowl XXVI and will host Super Bowl LII in 2018

Super Bowl XXVI was held at the Metrodome, while the next game will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

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Santa Clara/Stanford, California: Hosted Super Bowl XIX and Super Bowl 50

The first of these games was held at Stanford Stadium, while last year's game was at Levi's Stadium. 

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Detroit/Pontiac, Michigan: Hosted Super Bowls XVI and XL

The first of these games was held at Pontiac Silverdome while the second was at Ford Field. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Brent Smith)

Atlanta, Georgia: Hosted Super Bowls XXVIII and XXXIV and will host Super Bowl LIII in 2019

The two games were held at the Georgia Dome. 

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Houston, Texas: Hosted Super Bowls VIII and XXXVIII and LI

The first of these games was held at Rice Stadium, while the second was at Reliant Stadium (now NRG Stadium, where Super Bowl LI will take place). 

(Photo via REUTERS/Mike Blake MB/JDP)

Tempe/Glendale, Arizona: Hosted Super Bowls XXX, XLII and XLIX

The first of these games was held at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, while the latter two were held at University of Phoenix Stadium. 

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San Diego, California: Hosted Super Bowls XXII, XXXII and XXXVII

All three of these games were held at Qualcomm Stadium (formerly Jack Murphy Stadium). 

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Tampa, Florida: Hosted Super Bowls XVIII, XXV, XXXV and XLIII

The first two of these games were held at Tampa Stadium, while the other two were held at Raymond James Stadium. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Mike Carlson)

Los Angeles/Pasadena/Inglewood, California: Hosted Super Bowls I, VII, XI, XIV, XVII, XI and XXVII (7 total)

Five of these games were held at the Rose Bowl, while the first two were held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 

Super Bowl LV in 2010 will be held in Inglewood at City of Champions Stadium. 

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New Orleans, Louisiana: Hosted Super Bowls IV, VI, IX, XII, XV, XX, XXIV, XXI, XXXVI and XLVII (10 total)

Six of these games were held at the Louisiana Superdome, while three were at Tulane Stadium and one at the new Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 

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Miami and Miami Gardens, Florida: Hosted Super Bowls II, III, V, X, XIII, XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI and XLIV (10 total) and will host Super Bowl LIV in 2020

Five of these games were hosted at the Miami Orange Bowl (pictured), while the others were hosted at Sun Life Stadium (previously Dolphin Stadium, Pro Player Stadium and Joe Robbie Stadium). 

(Photo by Scott B Smith Photography via Getty Images)

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This Super Bowl will be the second one played in Minnesota. In 1992, Super Bowl XXVI was played indoors at the now demolished Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Outside that day, the temperature reached a high of 26 degrees and hit a low of 7. The SERCC also recorded 10 inches of snow outside the dome for that Super Bowl.

US Bank Stadium has a fixed roof, as opposed to the Metrodome's retractable roof which stayed close when it hosted the big game. 

Super Bowls have generally been played in the south US where winter weather is less severe. Miami and New Orleans have each hosted 10 Super Bowls and the big game came to Los Angeles seven times. 

The furthest north an outdoors Super Bowl has been played was in East Rutherford, New Jersey — home of the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants. When the NFL awarded Super Bowl XLVIII to the New York Metropolitan area, the idea of playing the game in severe weather conditions was met with great skepticism. Mother Nature played nice and the temperature at kickoff was 48 degrees.

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Jan 31, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; General overall view of NFL official Wilson football at U.S. Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 31, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; General overall view of U.S. Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 2: Workers move Patriot and NFL props before a rehearsal at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN during the lead-up to Super Bowl LII, where the New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles, on Feb. 2, 2018. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 30: A General View inside of US Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII on January 30, 2018, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 30: A General View inside of US Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII on January 30, 2018, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 30: A General View inside of US Bank Stadium prior to Super Bowl LII on January 30, 2018, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 30: George Toma NFL Groundskeeper tends Super Bowl for 52nd consecutive year is interviewed inside of US Bank Stadium on January 30, 2018, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
U.S. Bank Stadium, venue of this year's Super Bowl, as seen from a Department of Homeland Security Blackhawk helicopter that will be patrolling the skies during the game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A Viking ship sits in front of US Bank Stadium, home to this weekend's Super Bowl, in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A journalist walks down the steps inside US Bank Stadium during a media preview for this weekend's Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Men looking at their phones stand beneath the transparent roof of US Bank Stadium during a media preview for this weekend's Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A worker inside US Bank Stadium prepares seats for this weekend's Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - DECEMBER 27, 2017: DigitalGlobe satellite image downtown Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium - home to Super Bowl LII. (Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: General view of the U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings and Super Bowl LII on December 29, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is home to a large Somali population and is near US Bank Stadium, the site of the NFL's Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 19, 2018. Picture taken January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Craig Lassig
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: General view of the U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings and Super Bowl LII on December 29, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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This Saturday may have some snow showers but there is only a 10% chance of precipitation on Sunday. Only two Super Bowls played outdoors have seen snow, according to the SERCC.

The highest temperature recorded during a Super Bowl is 82 degrees, occurring once in Los Angeles and once in San Diego. 

Next year's Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This year's game will air February 4 at 6:30 pm on NBC. Justin Timberlake is returning as the headline act for the Super Bowl halftime show.

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