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Continued: Minneapolis, new Vikings stadium in the running for 2018 Super Bowl

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 9, 2013 - 6:41 AM

Over the past three decades, the Metrodome has played host to two World Series, two NCAA men’s basketball Final Fours and a Major League Baseball All-Star game. In 2008, the city of St. Paul hosted the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center.

Rybak said Tuesday that he envisions the new stadium being a comparable attraction for major sporting events and national conventions.

“We want this building to get us to the first tier of major national and global events,” he said.

Groundbreaking on the stadium is scheduled for mid-November.

“It’s designed to host a Super Bowl,” Bagley said of the stadium, designed by HKS Inc., which also drew up the design for stadiums in Indianapolis and Dallas, which have hosted recent Super Bowls. “It’s designed to provide a superior gameday experience for fans with seats and premium spaces that are among the closest to the action in the NFL.”

If Minneapolis were awarded the 2018 Super Bowl, it wouldn’t be the first city to get the game before the playing site was built.

Earlier this year, league owners voted to play the 2016 Super Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif., site of the still-unfinished home of the San Francisco 49ers.

 

Richard Meryhew • 612-673-4425

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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