Contact Us
Make My Homepage

State of Minnesota Launches Bid to Land Super Bowl LII

Minnesota Vikings Stadium
Minnesota Vikings

The State of Minnesota is officially in the running for Super Bowl LLII.

Monday morning, Governor Mark Dayton announced the formation of a committee to attempt to land the February 4, 2018 game.

Three Twin Cities business leaders will co-chair the effort:

•     Doug Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ecolab
•     Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Carlson
•     Richard Davis, Chairman/President/Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Bancorp

In a press release, Governor Dayton said:

The Super Bowl is the most watched annual event in the world.

In addition to game attendees, it brings over 100,000 people to the host community for a weeklong celebration.

“Hosting the Super Bowl would bring enormous economic benefits to many Minnesota businesses, as well as provide a terrific opportunity to again showcase Minnesota to the world.

Minneapolis is one of three cities in the running for the 2018 game; Indianapolis and New Orleans are the others.  The game would be played at the Vikings new stadium, which is scheduled to open on the current Metrodome site for the 2016 season.

The host city for Super Bowl LII will be announced in May at the NFL Owners Meetings in Atlanta.

Minneapolis hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.


Best of ESPN 99.1

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ESPN 99.1 MVP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ESPN 99.1 MVP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.