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.
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.
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.
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Construction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work. “It’s just peaking above the street level now, so passersbys are able to see some of the progress,” Troshinsky said.
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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.
This year’s Super Bowl was a particularly bitter pill for Broncos fans to swallow. Denver band The Fray was no exception.
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It may not look like much now, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority insists the site that once housed the Metrodome will soon be a major contender for Super Bowl LII. The organization is submitting its final bid for the 2018 game this Wednesday.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was the athletes doing all the work in Thursday night’s Wild-Avalanche Game 7. But plenty of fans had increased heart rates, higher blood pressure and sweaty palms – and those were the people that weren’t jumping up and down.
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The Minnesota Vikings spent more than a decade campaigning for public funding for a new stadium, finally winning the long, arduous struggle for state approval last spring.
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.
Minnesota taxpayers might have thought the Vikings stadium debate was behind them, but there may be another controversy brewing.