If You Can’t Win a Super Bowl, Host a Super Bowl
A Vikings stadium is yet-to-built in the Twin Cities but already the team has submitted a bid for a future Super Bowl.
Lester Bagley, the team's vice president of public affairs and stadium development confirmed with Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com, "we are determined to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota."
NFL policy is generally to hold the Super Bowl at stadiums in warm-weather locations or in domes, and the Vikings' new stadium is expected to have some type of roof. Whether it is retractable or permanent is unknown at this time.
The Vikings last hosted the Super Bowl in 1992 at the Metrodome, when the Redskins rolled the Bills 37-24.
This season's Super Bowl is in New Orleans.
Construction on the Vikings stadium, roughly at the site of the current Metrodome, is scheduled to get underway in 2013 with a hoped-for opening of 2016.