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Minnesota Awarded 2018 Super Bowl

Updated: 05/20/2014 9:38 PM
Created: 05/20/2014 2:48 PM KAALtv.com

(KSTP) - Minneapolis will host Super Bowl 52 on February 4, 2018.

Minneapolis defeated New Orleans, who had never lost a Super Bowl bids to date. The decision was made at the NFL's Spring League Meeting in Atlanta.

After the two rounds of voting, there was not a majority decision on who would host Super Bowl 52. Indianapolis was eliminated in the second round with the fewest number of votes.

With only Minneapolis and New Orleans left on the ballot, the owners voted in a third and fourth round before officially announcing Minneapolis as the winner.

New Orleans was considered the favorite after hosting 10 Super Bowl events and with the celebration planned for city's 300th birthday in 2018.

The Minneapolis committee gave their 15-minute presentation first at the Ritz Carlton, in front of all 32 NFL team owners. The presentation was themed "Built for the Bold" after the new stadium's bold design and the city's pursuit of creating a destination for the Super Bowl.

The presentation for Minneapolis was made by the former CEO of Carlson Companies Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Richard Davis from US Bank.

The bid's logo, complete with a north star and aurora borealis, was released Monday. The logo was, fittingly, in the shape of the new Vikings stadium - the centerpiece of Minnesota's bid.

Minneapolis last hosted a Super Bowl in 1992 when they defeated Indianapolis, Detroit and Seattle.

Vikings Super Bowl LII Logo


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