Minneapolis to host Super Bowl LII in 2018

ATLANTA — The Minnesota Vikings' new $1 billion stadium doesn't open for more than two years, but it already has the NFL's premier event on its schedule.

Owners chose the Twin Cities' bid for Super Bowl LII in early 2018 over pitches from New Orleans and Indianapolis at the NFL's spring meetings Tuesday in Atlanta.

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It will be the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis, which also hosted Super Bowl XXVI at the recently demolished Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Jan. 26, 1992, a Mark Rypien-led Washington Redskins victory over the Buffalo Bills.

The Vikings will play the next two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota before moving into their new building in fall 2016. The team secured substantial public funding for the project last year after roughly a decade of trying, and the NFL has made a point to reward communities that contribute to stadiums.


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