Coverage: Planning for the 2018 Super Bowl

  • The theme of Minneapolis’ bid, “Built for the Bold,” emphasized the $1 billion Vikings stadium under construction and the state’s friendly ethos. Now, the focus moves to planning the event.

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In this artist's rendering provided by the Vikings on Wednesday, a Super Bowl LII logo covers a seven-acre prime space for an NFL tailgate party next to the new stadium, top right, which is under construction in Minneapolis. The image was part of the presentation made to NFL team owners before they voted to hold the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

  • Now begins the work of preparing for Minneapolis' 2018 Super Bowl

    Article By: ROCHELLE OLSON ,Star Tribune Publish May 22, 2014 2:00 AM / Update May 22, 2014 7:55 AM

    Dayton began the afternoon news conference by recalling the 2010 NFC Championship Game, in which the Vikings fell in painful fashion to the New Orleans Saints, narrowly missing a trip to the Super Bowl. “This is a great response to that,” he said, turning around to smile at team owner Mark Wilf.

    Joining Dayton and Wilf were bid committee co-chairs Marilyn Carlson Nelson, board member at Carlson Cos.; U.S. Bankcore CEO Richard Davis, Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley, Melvin Tennant of Meet Minneapolis, Michael Langley of Greater MSP, and Michele Kelm-Helgen, executive director of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. All members of the group had been in Atlanta for the bid presentation.


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  • Grab our Super Bowl poster

    Article By: Star Tribune staff , Publish May 21, 2014 2:00 AM / Update May 25, 2014 7:26 PM

    The Twin Cities have been chosen to host Super Bowl LII in 2018. Download our commemorative poster and let the countdown begin.

Victorious Vikings

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Tuesday was a jubilant day for Vikings owners Zygi Wilf, left, and Mark Wilf, center, along with bid committee co-chair Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley. With the Super Bowl bid secured, now comes the crossing of fingers that the weather in early February 2018 isn’t miserable.

Architect rendering of new Vikings Stadium.


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