Minneapolis, you’re up
What: Super Bowl LII, NFL championship game for the 2017 season. The game is expected to draw 100,000 visitors to the Twin Cities, while more than 100 million people across the United States watch it on TV.
When: Feb. 4, 2018 — 363 days from today, but who’s counting?
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in 2016.
TV: NBC’s turn in the rotation.
The teams: NFC champion vs. AFC champion. Sorry, that’s the best we can do. Chance for a repeat? Seven teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls, most recently the 2003-04 Patriots.
Tickets: Neither the NFL nor the participating teams put Super Bowl tickets on sale to the general public or even to season-ticket holders in any substantial number, meaning relatively few fans get access to the game at face value.
Halftime show: Taylor Swift? Bon Jovi? Adele? Stay tuned.
How we got here: Minneapolis was selected at the league owners’ meeting on May 20, 2014, in Atlanta, beating out New Orleans and Indianapolis.
The last time: Minneapolis hosted its only other Super Bowl on Jan. 26, 1992. George H.W. Bush was president, and Washington defeated Buffalo 37-24 inside the Metrodome.
Did you know? Only five Super Bowls have been played in cold-weather cities — most recently on Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J., when Seattle beat Denver 43-8.