MINNESOTA SELECTED AS FINALIST TO HOST
SUPER BOWL 52
Eden Prairie, MN (October 8, 2013) – Following Tuesday's ownership meetings in
Washington, D.C., the NFL announced Minnesota as one of three finalists (Indianapolis,
New Orleans) to serve as the host for Super Bowl 52. The final selection for the location
of the February 4, 2018, game will be announced in May 2014.
"This is a significant first step in bringing the world's marquee sporting event to
Minnesota," said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. "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. We look forward to working with state and local leaders to secure this
major event in Minnesota."
“This great news is the culmination of years of work but the real work begins now,” said
Melvin Tennant, president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. “Meet Minneapolis was one of
the first business organizations to step up and support the new stadium. Now we’re
poised to join the Vikings in taking the ball over the goal line for the City of Minneapolis
and bring the Super Bowl to our community.”
If 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.
For more information please contact Jon Ekstrom with Minnesota Vikings PR.
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