NFL owners voted to hold Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis in 2018, over competing bids from New Orleans and Indianapolis. Officials with the Vikings and Minneapolis went to Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday to make their final pitch in a closed-door meeting.
Minnesota wins Super Bowl LII bid... And the Minnesota War Room loses it. Completely. WATCH: http://t.co/uxoaugpObw— NFL (@nfl) May 20, 2014
The Vikings' $1 billion football stadium will be completed in 2016. The committee making the pitch for the Super Bowl hoped that the project would give them the edge in the bidding process over other cities.
For what it's worth, should he make it the length of his current deal, running back Adrian Peterson's contract is set to run out in 2017. Unless he's signed to an extension, Peterson would miss out on a potential Super Bowl in his home stadium by one year.
Then again, by that time, Peterson may not even be with the Vikings. He'll also be 32 years old when Super Bowl LII kicks off. See this story on minnesota.cbslocal.com