The Vikings are still working on plans for their new stadium, but they know what they want to put in it.
Lester Bagley, the team’s vice president of public affairs and stadium devleopment, confirmed the team has submitted a bid for a future Super Bowl, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com.
“We’re determined to bring a Super Bowl to Minnesota,” Bagley said.
Bagley said the team was bidding for the game in either 2018, 2019 or 2020, with the preference the first of those three.
That would be after the second full season in the new stadium, which will stand where the Metrodome is now in downtown Minneapolis.
The league won’t award a 2018 Super Bowl to a site until the spring meetings in 2014.
The Vikings have hosted a Super Bowl before, the 1992 game in the Metrodome, when the Redskins rolled over the Bills 37-24.
While the weather might scare some people off, Minneapolis has a connected downtown like Indianapolis, and doesn’t actually require the use of sled dogs and skis to navigate.