New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of Superbowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17.
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Vikings bid to be host of the Super Bowl in 2018, 2019 or 2020
- Article by: DAVE CAMPBELL
- Associated Press
- September 8, 2012 - 1:02 AM
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Friday that the team has applied to host either the 2018, 2019 or 2020 Super Bowls. The 2018 game will be awarded at league meetings in May 2014, and the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls will be picked at the same forum the following two years.
This season's championship game is set for New Orleans, with the 2014 Super Bowl going to New Jersey and 2015 headed to Arizona. The 2016 and 2017 games will be awarded next May.
The $975 million project calls for an indoor stadium; plans do not call for a retractable roof at this point.
The league considers several factors in awarding these games, including viable practice sites nearby, a venue for the fan event known as the NFL Experience, and about 20,000 hotel rooms within an hour drive of the stadium.
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