Any NFL fan planning to descend upon the New York-New Jersey area for Super Bowl XLVIII should keep their coats and gloves in a convenient place after the game.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and the Vikings announced they intend to pursue Super Bowl LII, which occurs on February 4, 2018. The Vikings’ new stadium is slated to open in 2016, and much like this year’s Super Bowl, the NFL could award its game to Minnesota for building a new facility.
Unlike MetLife Stadium, Minnesota plays in a dome, and there will likely not be as many complaints about the weather. Detroit was awarded Super Bowl XL in 2006 after building a new stadium, but Ford Field is an indoor facility.
In addition, Houston, Dallas and Indianapolis were previously awarded Super Bowls after building new stadiums.
Miami, it is time to build that new stadium.
Minnesota previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992 when it was held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. If Minnesota is awarded another Super Bowl, it would mark the second time the game was held in that state.
The temperature might dip below zero in Minnesota, but at least NFL fans can warm up inside the Vikings’ new stadium.
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