If Super Bowl fans wander around the Twin Cities in 2018 thinking “everything looks so new around here,” there’s a good reason. Much of what they see will be.
Minnesota will host more Frozen Fours. Xcel Energy Center was named the site of the 2018 men’s hockey championship, which also came to the arena in 2002 and 2011. The Gophers have served as the host for the national semifinals and title games eight times previously, with the last six in St. Paul.
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.