After the NFL ownership meetings in the nation’s capital today, it was announced that Minnesota is one of the three finalists to host the most prestigious game in football, the Super Bowl. The league has narrowed it down to three locations: Indianapolis, New Orleans, or Minnesota.
Well, it wouldn’t be until Super Bowl 52. That game is currently scheduled to be played on February 4th, 2018. The final selection for the Super Bowl host will come in May of 2014. It would be played in the brand new stadium that Minnesota is breaking ground on after this year.
“This is a significant first step in bringing the world’s marquee sporting event to Minnesota,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “With the outstanding hospitality community in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the opening of the new state-of-the-art stadium, this is a perfect fit. We look forward to working with state and local leaders to secure this major event in Minnesota.”
If Minnesota happens to be chosen as the host for Super Bowl 52, it would mark only the second time in NFL history that a Super Bowl has been played in Minnesota.
“This great news is the culmination of years of work but the real work begins now,” said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. “Meet Minneapolis was one of the first business organizations to step up and support the new stadium. Now we’re poised to join the Vikings in taking the ball over the goal line for the City of Minneapolis and bring the Super Bowl to our community.”
Fans in Minnesota should be super excited about the opportunity to see the biggest game of the NFL season play out in their home state. For now, just keep your fingers crossed that the Vikings are lucky enough to be selected.