Friday, January 31, 2014
(St. Paul, MN) -- The Vikings and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton want to bring the Super Bowl to the Twin Cities. Dayton has announced an organized campaign to bring Super Bowl 52 to Minneapolis in 2018. The Vikings played their final game at the Metrodome this past season and plan to move into their new one-billion-dollar stadium in 2016. With the Metrodome's demolition, the Vikes will call University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium home during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The last time the Super Bowl came to Minnesota was in 1992. Officials have estimated the Super Bowl could bring the city 250-million to 350-million-dollars. Minneapolis is joined by fellow cold weather city Indianapolis, as well as New Orleans as finalists for the 2018 championship game. The NFL will announce the destination of the Super Bowl in May.