The Minnesota Vikings have a shot at hosting Super Bowl 52 in 2018, but they’ll have to make a really great case for it.
Tomorrow, officials from the Vikings, Minneapolis, and the state of Minnesota will have to sell the fact that Minnesota is the best choice to host the game and all the extras that come along with it. During the meeting of the NFL owners in Atlanta, Georgia, the decision will be made whether it will be Minneapolis, New Orleans or Indianapolis that gets the honor of being called the home of the Super Bowl in 2018.
Here is a photo that the official Minnesota Vikings Twitter account posted of the group preparing to make their case to the NFL Owners. They look like they have lots of visual aides, documents, and even some snacks and drinks to try to make their case a bit more appealing. The Vikings could have a new, state-of-the-art stadium in which to showcase the biggest NFL event of the year.
The major concern with Minnesota hosting the game is the cold and blizzard like weather that they experience around that time. However, allowing the NFL to show that the league isn’t all about palm trees and sunshine is a nice change too. The new dome that is currently being constructed will give the feeling of playing outdoors since it has clear walls and ceilings, but it will be climate controlled inside.
If Minnesota wins the bid to host, it will be the first time in 26 years that they have put on the Super Bowl. Back in January of 1992, they played host to Super Bowl 26 where the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills.
And who knows…in 2018 maybe Minnesota will both host Super Bowl 52 and play in it. That would be a fan’s dream come true.