New Vikings Stadium is Finalist for Upcoming Super Bowl
Posted at: 10/09/2013 12:17 AM
| Updated at: 10/09/2013 12:21 AM
The Minnesota Vikings may not have even broke ground on their new stadium yet, but the near-billion dollar project has already been announced as a finalist for an upcoming Super Bowl.
"With the outstanding hospitality community in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the opening of the new state-of-the-art stadium, this is a perfect fit,” said Vikings owner Zygi Wilf in a press release. “We look forward to working with state and local leaders to secure this major event in Minnesota."
The NFL says the two other finalists for Super Bowl 52 are Indianapolis and New Orleans.
But we won’t know if the February 4, 2018, game will be in Minneapolis until May 2014.
The team says that ff Minnesota is selected as host, it would be only the second time in NFL history, and the first time since 1992, when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.