Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota business leaders and sports celebrities are scheduled to announce Minnesota’s bid for the Final Four at a state Capitol news conference Tuesday.
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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.
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.
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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.
A major downtown development project broke ground in Minneapolis Tuesday. It is what’s known as the Downtown East Project. It will cost $400 million and promises to grow five blocks near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
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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.
The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility’s west end and for other video-related upgrades. The funding was approved Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It brings the total cost of the project from $975 million to $976.2 million.
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Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and Thursday we have some proof. A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers. The firms aim to recruit women, minorities and veterans to work on the project, due in part to a provision of the stadium legislation which sets aside a percentage of jobs for these groups.
If you’re looking for a job and want to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings stadium project, Minneapolis is the place to be Thursday, April 3.
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.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Wednesday that more than 80 percent of the Metrodome will be recycled as part of the ongoing demolition, which will finish up next month and is currently on schedule.