Minnesota to Host 2018 Super Bowl

By Community | May 21, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that Minnesota was awarded the right to host Super Bowl LII (2018).

After four rounds of voting, the league’s owners selected Minnesota by a simple majority over New Orleans. Indianapolis finished third in the selection process.

Minneapolis will boast a brand-new, $1 billion stadium in advance of the 2018 game.

The 52nd Super Bowl is the second for the city of Minneapolis, which hosted Super Bowl XXVI at the recently demolished Metrodome in 1992.

“I saw our Super Bowl committee in the green room on TV, and the way they jumped for joy is the way I felt inside,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said at spring owners meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

“It’s been 10 years since we’ve been owners. And it’s been a long drive to build this stadium. … Both for the stadium and the Super Bowl, we can rejoice right now.”

The decision to award Minneapolis its first Super Bowl since 1992, when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI, came down to a simple majority among 32 NFL owners in the fourth round of voting.