The Minnesota Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development, Lester Bagley confirmed that they’ve submitted a bid for a future Super Bowl, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com.
“We’re determined to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota,” Bagley said.
The bid the Vikings submitted was “for either the 2018, ’19 or ’20 Super Bowl with the preference being the 2018 game,” wrote Zulgad.
“That would be two years after what is expected to be the Vikings’ first season in the stadium that will occupy much of the same footprint as where the Metrodome now stands in Minneapolis. Approval for funding for the stadium came from the Legislature in May.
“The NFL now requires teams that are interested in playing host to a Super Bowl to submit bids in a five-year window. The window in this case is for 2016 through 2020.
“The deadline for the Vikings’ bid to be placed was Aug. 31, and it’s expected the 2018 game will be awarded at the NFL’s spring meetings in 2014. The Vikings played host to the Super Bowl in January of 1992 at the Metrodome,” Zulgad wrote.
I’m not a fan for having a Super Bowl in one of the coldest cities in the United States. I know it would be in a dome, but it would be miserable every time any one stepped outside the stadium.