Vikings aiming to host Super Bowl starting in 2018

If you build it, they will bring the Super Bowl.

That is what the Minnesota Vikings are hoping for anyway as the Associated Press reports the franchise has made a formal bid to host the Super Bowl in 2018, 2019 or 2020.

The Vikings are still in the planning stages for a $975 million stadium they hope to open in time for the 2016 season. The Super Bowl was held once previously in Minnesota as the Metrodome was the site of the Washington Redskins’ triumph over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI.

The 2018 Super Bowl will be awarded at the league meeting in May 2014. The game will be played in New Orleans after this season and then shifts to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., in 2014. Other northern cities have held the game recently, including Detroit and Indianapolis. The Lions and Colts got the games not long after their new stadiums were opened.

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