ST. CLOUD - Minneapolis may be the host city for the Super Bowl in 2018, but St. Cloud leaders are hoping to capitalize on the big game too.

St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Julie Lunning says she's expecting some visitors will have to book hotel rooms in the St. Cloud Metro area.

She says they're also expecting some increased business at the River's Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud during the Super Bowl.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development estimates the Super Bowl will generate about $324 million for the state.  Most of that economic impact will be in the Twin Cities, but some will be felt in other regional centers like St. Cloud.