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Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform during the NFL International Series game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota To Formally Announce Super Bowl Bid On Monday

Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of the Metrodome following the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

With the hurdles of the stadium construction seemingly in the past, Minnesota is focusing on their next big venture: bringing a Super Bowl to the state in 2018.

At 11 a.m. Central Time, the news conference will be held at the Minnesota State Capitol by Governor Mark Dayton and others where it will be announced that an application has been filed and they are one of the three finalists to host the event (New Orleans and Indianapolis are the others).  If Minnesota is chosen, it could bring in up to $350 million in revenue to the city of Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

The state hasn’t hosed a Super Bowl since 1992, when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

The final decision will not be made until May, but until then Vikings fans can dream of having home field advantage in the 2018 Super Bowl.

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