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Continued: 'Bold' bid lands 2018 Super Bowl for Minnesota

  • Article by: ROCHELLE OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 12, 2014 - 9:42 AM

Davis told the owners that the Mall of America, which will be doubled in size and offer four new hotels by 2018, would be home to marquee Super Bowl events. “It’s a place no one else has,” he said.

Other details emerged after the vote: The committee committed to bringing in Mayo Clinic physicians to work with youths on sports safety and nutrition as part of the philanthropic legacy of the 2018 game, Carlson Nelson said.

All members of the bid committee plan to stay on as the focus moves to planning.

“We have 3½ years, but we’re going to act like it’s starting tomorrow,” Davis said. Billboards heralding the game and featuring the new stadium were unveiled in the Twin Cities not long after the news was announced.

As soon as 2017’s Super Bowl is over in Houston, a Minnesota CEO will be paired with an NFL owner to begin work on the yearlong lead-up and volunteer recruiting will begin, Carlson Nelson said.

New stadium captured votes

In their comments after the vote, NFL owners and Goodell all singled out the new stadium, which is set to open for the Vikings’ 2016 season.

“That won the day,” Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “The public really stepped up and supported in a major way a state-of-the-art stadium.”

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the same, adding that awarding a Super Bowl to a city with a new stadium is “a great NFL tradition.”

Goodell called the stadium the “distinguishing factor” in the Minneapolis bid.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said, “The thing that stood out to me was the commitment the people of Minnesota gave to the Vikings. The owners responded to that.”

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is trying to get public help for a new stadium. “It’s an important message for those in the Bay Area — if you can get something done, you will be recognized for it,” he said.

Levi’s Stadium, new home to the San Francisco 49ers, will host the 2016 Super Bowl — two years after opening this fall.

At the end of his news conference, Goodell was still talking stadiums — this time about the need for one in Buffalo.

“You need to have the kind of facility that people want to come to,” he said.

 

Rochelle Olson • 612-673-1747





 

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