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Vikings’ stadium may get Minnesota another Super Bowl

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The Vikings’ big plans for their new stadium include hosting a Super Bowl there.

Vikings President Mark Wilf says he thinks the team and the Twin Cities will be ready to bid on a Super Bowl as soon as a year from now, which is when Super Bowl LI, scheduled for February of 2017, will likely be awarded.

“I know the Super Bowl process typically happens in the spring,” Wilf said, via ESPN.com “So potentially as soon as a year from now we could be a bidder. We haven’t talked to officials about it yet, but we see no reason why we wouldn’t be ripe to put in a bid for a Super Bowl, and we’re hopeful and we’ll do everything we can as owners to persuade our partners that it’s a great community, and have a Super Bowl here hopefully as early as 2017.”

The Metrodome hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. A 25-year wait may be enough before Minnesota gets the game again.

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  1. lucksmn says: May 11, 2012 6:20 PM

    Hey, at least we have snow plows…

  2. tweeter75 says: May 11, 2012 6:25 PM

    Geeting a new stadium feels almost as good as winning a Super Bowl right now.

  3. csmit44 says: May 11, 2012 6:27 PM

    Minneapolis in February….brilliant!!!

  4. blackbug99 says: May 11, 2012 6:32 PM

    People will flock to Minnesota for the stadium
    and ice fishing!!!

  5. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 11, 2012 6:35 PM

    I doubt they’ll be able to get a Super Bowl the first year it’s open. What if there’s a delay in construction? What if there are still some kinks to be ironed out? I’d wait to bid on 2018.

  6. daaabears says: May 11, 2012 6:36 PM

    Superbowls should either be played at every stadium in order, or go to the team with the best record appearing in the superbowl. Who cares if it is cold out, the Pro Bowl sucks and the weather is fine.

  7. daaabears says: May 11, 2012 6:39 PM

    Oh… by the way Minny fans, CONGRATS. Would hate to lose an age old rival. You may suck now, but you will be back.

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    tweeter75 says:
    May 11, 2012 6:25 PM
    Geeting a new stadium feels almost as good as winning a Super Bowl right now.

    ———

    Good, because that’s as close as you’re ever going to get…

  9. monctonvike says: May 11, 2012 6:45 PM

    Perhaps they could totally due a winterlude type of theme.

    It should be an unwritten rule that if a team builds a new stadium especially using public funds they get a superbowl asap!

  10. monctonvike says: May 11, 2012 6:46 PM

    Hope they get it. It would be great for the city and state

  11. blowpackblow says: May 11, 2012 6:48 PM

    It will be as close as the Vikings will get to actually playing in one.

  12. jcbadger34 says: May 11, 2012 6:49 PM

    tweeter75 says: May 11, 2012 6:25 PM

    Geeting a new stadium feels almost as good as winning a Super Bowl right now.

    ———–

    Well, savor that good feeling, because it will be the last time you feel it until about 30 years from now….when you get your next stadium.

  13. edenprairieballer says: May 11, 2012 6:53 PM

    That would be sick! If indy has a super bowl no reason mineapolis cant host one.

  14. reppster says: May 11, 2012 6:56 PM

    I’ll be at the bars in Minneapolis that night! And I’ll get a hotel for the night!

  15. wozzmann1955 says: May 11, 2012 6:57 PM

    guess that means another dome

  16. dans761 says: May 11, 2012 7:01 PM

    I assume this will be an indoors stadium than. Why in the world would they play a Super Bowl in the dead of winter in Americas armpit? NFL has made exception to NY (as usual) but a place like Minneapolis which is colder I couldn’t see the NFL making an exception for them. If they were to hold a Super Bowl in a northern city with no roof then Seattle would make sense because its not nearly as cold during the winter than every midwest city. It has the stadium to do it and the infrastructure.

  17. thepeoplesjunk says: May 11, 2012 7:02 PM

    If you build it, they will come!

  18. wludford says: May 11, 2012 7:12 PM

    A Super Bowl will help pay off the cost of the new stadium. The Super Bowl in Indianpolis brought in $230 million to the local economy. Still won’t quiet the nay-sayers, though. They don’t understand that a new stadium brings new revenue to the City and State coffers. They only understand costs.

  19. dwhitehurst says: May 11, 2012 7:13 PM

    I’m glad the state of Minn-eh-SOE-duh decided to keep the Vikes, besides, given I’m a job transfer to Minnesota and had no choice but to come, it’ll be a nice consolation prize to watch the Packers playing in their new stadium for the Super Bowl. ;) lol Now, my only question about the new stadium is: Can Minnesotans handle a retractable roof? I mean, that would mean you’d have to be outside for some of the games, in the elements, at least the ones earlier in the season. (Yes, almost like the Bears and Packers, who of course do it for all their home games.) Hope you can handle that. ;)

  20. supermariojosh says: May 11, 2012 7:14 PM

    tweeter75 says:
    May 11, 2012 6:25 PM
    Geeting a new stadium feels almost as good as winning a Super Bowl right now.
    ——————————–
    No offense, but if you’re a Vikings fan, you really don’t have any idea what one of those two things feels like…

  21. dans761 says: May 11, 2012 7:14 PM

    Not true. There is NO WAY in hell Minnesota will host a Super Bowl without a roof or else other cities would have hosted it already.

    The next city the NFL will probably make an exception for is Seattle. Newer stadium and mild temperatures.

  22. mediasloppy says: May 11, 2012 7:18 PM

    If there is light-rail it’ll be a huge winner for the State. You could get a hotel in a vast number of places. Take it to Mall of America or get anywhere downtown. Sorta like Target Field.

    And if it does happen. Please play some electronic pull-tabs and Bingo if you go there… :)

  23. NoHomeTeam says: May 11, 2012 7:30 PM

    monctonvike says: “. . . It should be an unwritten rule that if a team builds a new stadium especially using public funds they get a superbowl asap!”

    I hope you mean it should be a written rule. Unwritten rules have a way of being unfollowed, particularly when large amounts of money are involved.

  24. hay1111 says: May 11, 2012 7:35 PM

    Nobody wants to go to Minnessota any other time during the year, especially not in February. New Orleans, Miami, San Diego…the only 3 places the Super Bowl should be because that’s the only 3 places that know how to do it properly.

  25. nygdriveforfive says: May 11, 2012 7:47 PM

    I understand the climate concerns but I really feel as though the Vikings would be best served with an outdoor facility.Perhaps not the state of Minnesota in terms of hosting other attractions in the stadium but you can argue with the success of franchises that play in cold weather outdoor stadiums. If you build your team around knowing the weather conditions you have a competitive advantage.

  26. droogyarblockos says: May 11, 2012 8:06 PM

    i hope gerbschmidt didn’t murder too many homeless people to vent his unquenchable, obsessive rage about the vikings getting their new stadium after all his months of angry threats and promises that it would never happen

  27. droogyarblockos says: May 11, 2012 8:08 PM

    “Nobody wants to go to Minnessota any other time during the year, especially not in February. New Orleans, Miami, San Diego…the only 3 places the Super Bowl should be because that’s the only 3 places that know how to do it properly.”

    and yet, the vikings have hosted a super bowl before and will surely host another one in their new stadium. sadly for you, more than 3 cities host super bowls

  28. dbreinki says: May 11, 2012 8:22 PM

    Hey blackbug99:
    We held the Super Bowl in ’92 and everyone – I mean EVERYONE had a great time! Apparently, you have never been here for an event in the Winter. …
    MPLS is a great city during the winter, especially for a Super Bowl since no one has to ever go outside if they stay Downtown. We invented the SkyWay, in which you can walk from any part of Downtown Minneapolis to any other part of the City – Without ever going outside !

    Wake-up dude. Ask anyone who was in MPLS for the ’92 SB what an incredible week it was….

  29. dbreinki says: May 11, 2012 8:28 PM

    You are way off base droogyarblockos!

    You write like have experience with the subject, but I’m sure you’re just full of B.S.

    Were you here in ’92? No, you weren’t.

    Ask Jerry Jones or Well Mara how Minn. did the
    S.B….

    You watch. Minn. will get the next available S.B. because Minnesota knows how to host the event.

    Open your mind a bit. You might just learn something.

  30. duece5 says: May 11, 2012 8:51 PM

    Has anyone called the police, the Coast Guard, Red Cross, your local neighborhood watchgroup on the whereabouts of one Mr. Carl Gerbschmidt?? Anyone? Bueller?

    Old Gerby is walkin’ the streets in a daze……..confused, frustrated, and bewildered that “his” LA Vikes went…..poof!

    His mom and dad are trying to get his mug on a milk carton, even though Gerby is 45. The police interview at Gerby’s parents home:

    Police: Maam when did you last see him?

    Mom: Well, it’s been a few days.

    Police: (bewildered) What do you mean it’s been a few days?? That is parental abuse! Don’t you know I could hall you to the station??!!

    Mom: No, you don’t understand…….he NEVER comes out of the basement, especially when he is gaming…..or when he has to come upstairs to use the bathroom……or shave.

    Police: Shave?!! How old is he?

    Mom: Oh, Carly is ONLY 45 sir……he has a baby face though! Doesn’t look a day over 37!!

    The police leave, choking back tears of laughter…….

  31. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: May 11, 2012 8:57 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    tweeter75 says:
    May 11, 2012 6:25 PM
    Geeting a new stadium feels almost as good as winning a Super Bowl right now.

    ———

    Good, because that’s as close as you’re ever going to get…
    _______________________
    You totally beat me to it!

  32. santolonius says: May 11, 2012 8:58 PM

    minny with a new stadium will be a great super bowl destination.

  33. canigetastadium says: May 11, 2012 9:00 PM

    Hey daaabears. Good to have a CLASSY rival fan on here! Skol Vikings

  34. greatminnesotasportsmind says: May 11, 2012 9:01 PM

    Things Minnesota has hosted successfully:

    Super Bowl XXVI

    NHL Draft

    NHL All-Star game in 2004

    NBA All-Star game in 1995

    1965 World Series

    1987 World Series

    1991 World Series

    1986 MLB all star game

    Things coming in near future:

    Super Bowl (pick random number)

    2014 or 2016 MLB all star game

    20xx NHL winter classic.

    Yeah we don’t know how to host anything

  35. urcrap says: May 11, 2012 9:07 PM

    Great! Winning a SECOND Super Bowl IN Minnesota will be frigg’n fantastic! 6 trips NET 2!!!!! SKOL VIKES!!!

  36. mjkelly77 says: May 11, 2012 9:51 PM

    Blackmail.

  37. ejmat2 says: May 11, 2012 10:05 PM

    For those Viking and other than Viking fans that supported the stadium, thank you. I’m glad some people are REAL NFL fans and take pride in the league for what it is as well as its history and rivalries.

    For those of you that acted like childish jackwagons you can take your comments and shove them up your rear ends. No LA Vikings. MINNESOTA VIKINGS! ALL DAY LONG! Have respect for the game and its history.

  38. contra74 says: May 11, 2012 11:00 PM

    duece5 says:
    May 11, 2012 8:51 PM
    Has anyone called the police, the Coast Guard, Red Cross, your local neighborhood watchgroup on the whereabouts of one Mr. Carl Gerbschmidt?? Anyone? Bueller?

    Old Gerby is walkin’ the streets in a daze……..confused, frustrated, and bewildered that “his” LA Vikes went…..poof!

    His mom and dad are trying to get his mug on a milk carton, even though Gerby is 45. The police interview at Gerby’s parents home:

    Police: Maam when did you last see him?

    Mom: Well, it’s been a few days.

    Police: (bewildered) What do you mean it’s been a few days?? That is parental abuse! Don’t you know I could hall you to the station??!!

    Mom: No, you don’t understand…….he NEVER comes out of the basement, especially when he is gaming…..or when he has to come upstairs to use the bathroom……or shave.

    Police: Shave?!! How old is he?

    Mom: Oh, Carly is ONLY 45 sir……he has a baby face though! Doesn’t look a day over 37!!

    The police leave, choking back tears of laughter…….

     —–
    That’s pure comedic gold haha. Also, where is textextington for that matter? All those Packer trolls up and disappeared like a fart in the wind or, for that matter, like a 15-1 team in the first round of playoffs. LOL! (not LOLZ textextington, only 13 year old girls write that)

  39. skolvikesskol says: May 12, 2012 12:11 AM

    Might get a superbowl!!!! For $400m fing dollars. We better get a fing sb!!!! Good lord!!!

  40. calbsure says: May 12, 2012 1:57 AM

    May get a Super Bowl? You don’t think, Lord “Goody Two-Shoes” Goodell didn’t come down off his throne and come down to Minny and offer this carrot to the hacks, I mean the politicians? Grant them this sacred privildege? Come on, anyways, hats off to the Wilfs for getting it done.

  41. cougar69rt03 says: May 12, 2012 2:07 AM

    Minnesota will hold a kick ass Super Bowl , just like the one we did before . To the ones who said the Vikes would be coming to LA and those cheese heads ripping on us YOU CAN KISS MY ASS ! We will be back on top again in short order . Oh and cheezers you will NEVER hold a Super Bowl in your stadium ,no matter how much worthless stock you buy lmao

  42. NationalFlagFootballLeague says: May 12, 2012 1:57 PM

    I bet if you poll the league, Minnesota would be at the bottom of any list of potential Super Bowl sites.

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