Minnesota selected as finalist to host Super Bowl 52

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. or 612.418.6265