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Super Bowl organizers on defensive on NFL requests


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Organizers of the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota are defending their position amid a published report that detailed perks the National Football League requested of cities bidding for the game.

The Minnesota bid committee released a statement saying it did not agree to every specification in a 154-page […]

NFL asks for the moon, gets it from Super Bowl bidders

By Darin Gantt

We’ve known that the NFL can get just about anything it asks for from Super Bowl bidders — including the buildings to play them in. But a report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune details the level of freebies the NFL requires to award a Super Bowl. Among the items detailed in […]

Stadium quid pro quo could scare cities away from Super Bowl bids

By Mike Florio

The decision to give the Super Bowl to Minnesota in the first year that the team’s to-be-opened stadium was eligible to bid for the game has sent a clear message to all other NFL cities that may be considering giving public money to the construction of a new stadium: If you […]

Wilf wouldn’t feel guilty about Vikings playing “home” Super Bowl

By Mike Florio

In 2018, the Vikings will host the Super Bowl for the second time. There’s a chance (as there is every year) that they’ll become the first team to play in a Super Bowl that they are hosting. Would the Vikings feel guilty about securing the ability to participate in the game […]

Vikes Stadium Created With Super Bowl In Mind

By sdswanson

By Kim Johnson, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Construction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work.

“It’s just peaking above the street level now, so passersby are […]

Mark Wilf: City didn’t shy away from the cold, ‘We embraced it.’


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Now that Minneapolis has the 2018 Super Bowl, organizers are determined to show the world that nobody does winter better than Minnesota.

Touting the theme “Built for the Bold,” organizers persuaded NFL team owners on Tuesday to choose Minneapolis, largely on the appeal of the futuristic $1 billion stadium […]

Zulgad: Earning the 2018 Super Bowl shows we’re not a ‘cold Omaha’


Depending on whom you listen to, the NFL’s decision to award 2018 Super Bowl to the Twin Cities on Tuesday is either going to bring great financial gain or it’s going to be a nuisance that’s not worth the time and money that will be spent to host the game.

Making the […]

Video: Vikings 2018 Super Bowl pitch videos


Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 Super Bowl. Here are a couple pitch videos.

Minneapolis beat New Orleans and Indianapolis in a vote among NFL owners.

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII

By Michael David Smith

The NFL has announced that Super Bowl LII will be played in Minnesota. The game, played in 2018, will be the first Super Bowl in the new Vikings’ stadium in Downtown Minneapolis, which is currently under construction. Minnesota had previously hosted a Super Bowl in the Metrodome. Minnesota was chosen […]

With 2 weeks to go, cities with 2018 Super Bowl bids staying quiet


The three cities vying to host the 2018 Super Bowl entered the home stretch Wednesday.

Organizers in Indianapolis and Minneapolis held news conferences to say they had formally distributed their bids to the 32 team owners, though neither group was willing to provide many specifics to the public. New Orleans organizers were […]