It has been a crazy couple days for those following the bids to host Super Bowl 52 in 2018. There was heavy competition coming from successful sites such as New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis. The voting was done today and here are the results:
Oct 7, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf smiles near the end of the game with the Tennessee Titans at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
The members of the committee gathered and heard arguments from all sides of the issue. Each member of the committee got one vote. After several failed votes to achieve a Super Majority (24 of the 32 votes), an elimination vote was accomplished. Since Indianapolis received the fewest amount of votes among the contending sites, they were eliminated.
That left Minnesota and New Orleans as the potential home of Super Bowl 52.
After failing to reach a Super Majority vote again, a simple majority would win. It would take 17 of the 52 votes to win this election.
The final vote for to host the Super Bowl in 2018 came in around 2:43 pm central time and the decision was that Minnesota will play host to the biggest sporting event of the year.
Start saving your pennies for tickets to this event. While tickets will be expensive, I can’t wait to see what Superbowl 52 will look like in the new Vikings stadium. Don’t forget that the Super Bowl is much more than just a game. It will stimulate the Minesota economy and bring lots of money and interest to the Minneapolis area.
Congratulations to Minnesota: The future host of Super Bowl 52.