Minneapolis wins bid to host Super Bowl LII

Minneapolis wins bid to host Super Bowl LII
May 20, 2014, 2:45 pm
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The NFL announced on Tuesday that Minneapolis has been awarded Super Bowl LII. NFL owners voted for Minneapolis over New Orleans and Indianapolis.

Super Bowl LII, which will be played in 2018, will take place in the new Vikings' $1 billion stadium that is currently under construction. 

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"The new stadium was absolutely the deciding factor," Jay Cicero of the New Orleans bid committee said. "Any time that there is so much public support for a $1 billion stadium, the NFL owners are impressed.

"We did everything we were supposed to do, had a fantastic presentation. In the end we think the stadium did it."

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The Twin Cities previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI between the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

The 2015 Super Bowl will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, followed by Levi's Stadium in California in 2016 and Reliant Stadium in Texas in 2017.

Back in February, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel began lobbying NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on behalf of the Bears for a potential Super Bowl at Soldier Field.

The earliest a cold-weather venue could a host a Super Bowl is 2019.