The Super Bowl LII hosting duties of the Minnesota Vikings are over and now the focus shifts to Atlanta where the Falcons will host the next big game.
Minneapolis was a fantastic host for Super Bowl LII. The Twin Cities and surrounding areas embraced the big game and helped to bring excitement for fans of the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL as a whole.
Although the Vikings weren’t playing in the big game, the people of Minnesota and all around the world were invited to watch along as concerts, events, and award shows were broadcast from ‘The Bold North’.
Super Bowl LII saw the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots to win their first-ever Lombardi Trophy. The conclusion of the festivities marked the end of the festivities in Minnesota and started the handoff process.
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Minnesota Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch looked back upon the festivities in an article on the Star Tribune website:
"“We really had fun and I hope you guys saw that,” Bausch said to the room of reporters."
Governor Mark Dayton spoke about the are being the ‘Bold North’ and delivering on that promise during Super Bowl week.
"“We promised the Bold North and we delivered.”"
Now, the focus for Super Bowl LIII shifts to Atlanta, Georgia where the Falcons will host the big game inside their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019.
Minnesota was able to do some great things with the Super Bowl. They gave away grants, brought the community together, and help establish U.S. Bank Stadium as one of the premier sports arenas in the world. Hopefully, the Falcons can do the same next year.