2018 Super Bowl
This year’s Super Bowl is being played Sunday in a much warmer place: Arizona. But several of the people leading Minnesota’s Super Bowl Committee are there taking notes.
Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.
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Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.
The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That’s the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve officially submitted their bid to host Super Bowl LII in 2018. The Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee put together the preliminary pitch and sent it to the NFL. The process took about two months to put together.
Minnesota’s bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl has led to discussions about potential tax breaks. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders were meeting privately Wednesday about tax changes that could be needed to land football’s premier game. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has said previously that the league expects cities that host the championship game will exempt player salaries from the income tax and lift taxes on game tickets.
New Orleans and Indianapolis, the sites of the past two Super Bowls, and Minneapolis are the three finalists to host the NFL championship game in 2018.