MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and the Twin Cities hosted members of the NFL this week to prepare their bid for the 2018 Super Bowl.
Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s senior vice president of events, toured the area and took a look at the plans for the new Vikings stadium. The Twin Cities are competing with New Orleans and Indianapolis for the bid. They will make their final pitches at an NFL owners meeting in May.
The Twin Cities previously hosted a Super Bowl in 1992.
Supovitz says building a new stadium doesn’t guarantee that a Super Bowl will come to Minneapolis. But he did note that the NFL has a history of rewarding communities that do build new stadiums with the league’s marquee event.