Corporate jets and other private aicraft are converging on airports around the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl. In New Richmond, Wisconsin — about 40 air miles from the big game — municipal airport manager Mike Demulling says two dozen planes have already arrived and they have room for a few more: “Gotten a lot of phone calls regarding the Super Bowl, of course, and we’re looking at doing really five or six weeks’ worth of business in one weekend.”
And which team has more support among those landing in New Richmond? “Based on the airports they’re coming from, we’re looking at probably 75 percent Patriot, 25 percent Philly,” he says. Demulling adds hotels in Saint Croix County, Wisconsin are filled with the flight crews and assistants Super Bowl visitors.