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New Orleans, Minneapolis, Indy finalists for Super Bowl LII

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The NFL is going to either send Super Bowl LII to a place where it’s cold, or a place where there may or may not be lights.

The three finalists for a bit for the 2018 title game were announced Tuesday, and they’re Minneapolis, Indianapolis and New Orleans.

The Vikings will have a new stadium by then, and a Super Bowl has always been viewed as a carrot to get someone to help pay for a new building. And while not regularly thought of as a tourist destination, Indianapolis impressed everyone with their organization and charm when hosting two years ago.

New Orleans is part of the regular rotation, and even when the power goes out in the middle of the game, is a guaranteed good time.

The Saints’ hometown is also hoping history plays a factor, as the game would be part of the city’s Tricentennial celebration.

The bids will be presented to owners at their spring meeting next May.

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  1. azarkhan says: Oct 8, 2013 5:23 PM

    Rotate the Super Bowl among every team in the NFL, with the AFC and NFC alternating years. I would love to see another “Ice Bowl” in Green Bay.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 8, 2013 5:23 PM

    What, Green Bay didn’t make the cut?

  3. bucrightoff says: Oct 8, 2013 5:25 PM

    New Orleans, San Diego, Miami, Phoenix, Santa Clara and Tampa should be the rotation.

  4. trg728774 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:26 PM

    I say Indy or Minneapolis. Im sick of New Orleans. Start having it in places that you never see. I understand how much goes into having a super bowl in these Cities but come on, most of these cities can handle it. In my opinion there are only a handful of places that cant handle the super bowl.

  5. purpleguy says: Oct 8, 2013 5:33 PM

    I’m from Minnesota and still believe the Super Bowl should be played in a warm climate.

  6. clawledge says: Oct 8, 2013 5:35 PM

    Minneapolis weather in February is BRUTAL. However, the thought of Green Bay winning a Super Bowl in the Vikings Stadium is too amazing to pass up.

  7. dvdman123 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:36 PM

    I guess some forget to factor in what the weather will be like for visitors during that time of year in those northern cities. Who the heck wants to pay thousands of dollars to walk around in below zero temperation wind chills?!?!?!?!! After this season’s Super Bowl the NFL will have had enough of cold weather Super Bowl cities new stadiums or not.

  8. returntoexcellence says: Oct 8, 2013 5:36 PM

    Build the stadium in LA. Have the Superbowl there every year. Perfect weather… tons of entertainment, red carpet, yada yada yada, football back in LA. You’re welcome…

  9. 8man says: Oct 8, 2013 5:37 PM

    New Orleans? Never again. Not after that fiasco last year. They’ve proven they can’t step up and host the big event.

    I still have yet to get an explanation that meets my satisfaction about how the lights went out in the biggest American sporting event of the year after knowing that it would held at that venue for several years before.

    Already the other candidates are whispering, “As long as we don’t pull a NOLA…”

  10. wyntyrmute says: Oct 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    “I say Indy or Minneapolis. Im sick of New Orleans. Start having it in places that you never see. I understand how much goes into having a super bowl in these Cities but come on, most of these cities can handle it. In my opinion there are only a handful of places that cant handle the super bowl.”

    That’s from the perspective of someone who watches the game from home. The reason New Orleans tends to host it more than most is that many of those who go to the Super Bowl make a week of it. We had a foursome from work go when it was in Indy and they hated it. They were bored out of their minds apparently. It was a nice town but they wouldn’t want to vacation there.

    I can’t imagine what a week in Minneapolis would be like but I’m guess most would like the weather, food and sights of New Orleans better.

  11. granadafan says: Oct 8, 2013 5:46 PM

    “8man says: Oct 8, 2013 5:37 PM
    New Orleans? Never again. Not after that fiasco last year. They’ve proven they can’t step up and host the big event. Already the other candidates are whispering, “As long as we don’t pull a NOLA…”
    ===============================================

    Nah, the lowest bar for Super Bowls has already set by Jerry Jones (enough said)and also Jacksonville where there weren’t enough hotel rooms so they had rent cruise ships.

    The NFL really has to consider the fan experience, which is all the hooplah leading up to the game, most of which is OUTSIDE the stadium. Minneapolis in the winter is brutal. If there’s a storm, just getting to the stadium will be a nightmare. Think Detroit. Also, there’s not much to do in Minneapolis except to hang out in that big mall. Yeah???

  12. lindee3479 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:47 PM

    Indy in February. Everything is within walking distance and connected by underground tunnels. If you don’t want to get cold, there is no need to go outside. Unless the lure of beer and the SB village is just too much.

  13. briang123 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:48 PM

    As far as I am concerned, the Super Bowl should only be played in Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and there is one other city that should be added to the rotation, Las Vegas. The Super Bowl belongs in Vegas.

  14. pmars64 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:49 PM

    Aside from the issues last year, New Orleans is a perfect place to see a game. Most folks can and do walk to the stadium. You can drink beer on the streets. It’s a very festive atmosphere. The French Quarter is within easy walking distance and, if you enjoy rowdy nightlife, it’s a cool place to go. Plus, the city has a fascinating history including honoring Confederate heroes, listing former homes of Nazi spies, walking tour through the first free black neighborhood in the US, the above-ground cemetery, and, of course, the disaster of Katrina, plus much more. Just a fascinating place.

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:51 PM

    MN????

    Why not joust have it in Afghanistan?

    G

  16. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 8, 2013 5:57 PM

    Minneapolis hosted the Super Bowl in 1991 and it was extremely successful. People may prefer a warm weather city, but most people who attended had a lot of fun. Bring a coat.

  17. mrlaloosh says: Oct 8, 2013 5:59 PM

    Mini-no-place, Minn-A-so-cold? No thanks.

  18. nyg201 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:07 PM

    To all the pansies who can’t handle the cold weather: MAN UP!

  19. mediasloppy says: Oct 8, 2013 6:09 PM

    People act like they’ll die in the cold in Minnesota. The whole downtown has sky ways. You can get place to place without even walking outside. For those who want to go outside there are plenty of things to do. The way things are now there might not even be snow on the ground. If there is, you can do all kinds of events in it. Ski, slide, snowmobile, snowball fight, ice skate. ice fish. Sure some of those are going to be stupid to individuals. Take the light-rail to Mall of America.

    I didn’t know Super Bowl cities spend their time standing outside all day drinking beer in the street.

    But, whatever. We all know the Super Bowl right now is mostly for the elites with money and they’ll decide where to spend it.

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 8, 2013 6:09 PM

    Toss out the team that loses the most games this year on account of not deserving it, and let the other 2 bid for it.

  21. allday28mvpmvp says: Oct 8, 2013 6:11 PM

    Anyone who thinks a Super bowl in Mpls would not work obviously hasn’t spent much time hanging out at the many bars and clubs in downtown Mpls.

    I suppose there is nothing to do if you don’t drink or don’t like steak and potatoes or bars or strip clubs.

  22. saintsfan1111 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:23 PM

    Best place to have the superbowl is in New Orleans, no contest. With exception of that freak blackout, the superbowl week was awesome. Great weather, and everyone had fun.

  23. jonny42671 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    They already gave the cheating Aints a Super Bowl victory, might as well give them the game too

  24. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    People who bring up the lights going out in New Orleans are just looking for something to latch on to so they can bash the city. The OVERWHELMING majority of those who traveled to the city for the Superbowl had a superb time. Just ask them.
    I wouldn’t doubt that the blackout had more to do with ratings and salvaging the game than it did an accident considering how the 49ers were getting whipped up and down the field.
    Never trust Godell.

  25. boobsmcgoo says: Oct 8, 2013 6:35 PM

    8man says:Oct 8, 2013 5:37 PM

    New Orleans? Never again. Not after that fiasco last year. They’ve proven they can’t step up and host the big event.

    I still have yet to get an explanation that meets my satisfaction about how the lights went out in the biggest American sporting event of the year after knowing that it would held at that venue for several years before.

    Already the other candidates are whispering, “As long as we don’t pull a NOLA…”

    ——–

    You must have just started watching football last year. The reason the NFL keeps going back is that New Orleans has repeatedly proven they can step up and host the big event, best party and ultimate Super Bowl experience.

  26. usmutts says: Oct 8, 2013 6:35 PM

    The lights might have gone out for a little while in New Orleans but I do believe all the people who bought tickets had a seat to sit in. If Jerry hosts another Super Bowl and almost, not all but almost, all the ticketholders have seats, he will call it a moral victory.

  27. darkneptune73 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:35 PM

    For the record, winters in Minnesota aren’t as cold as people are making them to be, especially in the last few years.

  28. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:35 PM

    Why should Green Bay host a Superbowl when they can play host to so many Superbowl trophies?

  29. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 8, 2013 6:40 PM

    All of those Packer fans saying football should be played outside are the same ones, Filthy posted again insulting MN, that are whining it is too cold in MN for the superbowl.

    So, Packer backers, what is it? Too cold or not?

  30. bordner says: Oct 8, 2013 6:43 PM

    “The Vikings will have a new stadium by then… ”
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    But will it be in Minneapolis or Los Angeles?

    L.A. Vikings!

  31. schmitty2 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:56 PM

    8man says:Oct 8, 2013 5:37 PM

    New Orleans? Never again. Not after that fiasco last year. They’ve proven they can’t step up and host the big event.

    I still have yet to get an explanation that meets my satisfaction about how the lights went out in the biggest American sporting event of the year after knowing that it would held at that venue for several years before.

    Already the other candidates are whispering, “As long as we don’t pull a NOLA…”

    Just going on a hunch here but I HIGHLY doubt the league or the city of NOLA is worried about giving out an explanation that meets your personal satisfaction.

  32. whatjusthapped says: Oct 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    I say Minnesota, the post game festivities will feature the Superbowl trophy and it will be the only chance for a Viking fan to actually see what it looks like–assuming they didn’t take the tour in a certain city 300 miles to the East where they feature 3 of them.

  33. gb4mn0 says: Oct 8, 2013 7:08 PM

    It’s the only way they’ll ever see a Lombardi in Minnysoda.

    Besides after the Wilfs have criminal (not civil) charges filed against them the state of Minnysoda will be forced by their own rules to pull out of the Stadium/Monument to Minnysoda stupidity deal. The state is somewhat already in violation of those rules prohibiting them with doing business with criminals.

  34. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Oct 8, 2013 7:24 PM

    I’m rooting for “New Awlins,” but not this weekend, of course. In my opinion, there isn’t a better Super Bowl host city. (Besides, Oysters Rockefeller is one of my favorite dishes, and I think nobody does a better job at preparing “dem erstas.”)

  35. finley88thebeast says: Oct 8, 2013 7:24 PM

    Probably the closest that the Vikings will ever get to a super bowl…ha ha…They need to jump on that

  36. mrfrostyj says: Oct 8, 2013 7:39 PM

    Indy is perfect for Superbowls. The weather for the last one here was perfect and the city isn’t over crowded since its all tourist because Colts fans have no clue the playoffs keep going after the Colts are eliminated.

  37. FlashPatterson says: Oct 8, 2013 7:56 PM

    I’m just sick of crappy jazz music during the game.

  38. wjmoffatt says: Oct 8, 2013 7:57 PM

    Indianapolis should be the place! New Orleans screwed up last season, and Minnesota only has a mall lol

  39. desal2ds says: Oct 8, 2013 8:08 PM

    New Orleans is the best place for Super Bowl everything is centrally located. Great hotels and fantastic food.The locals do an excellent job with hospitality. NOLA!

  40. over9001 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    These Packer posts are amusing. It’s funny, because Wisconsinites can’t even stand being in their own state, which is why they flock to Minnesota for jobs and sheer enjoyment. You can do so much in the Twin Cities during the winter. Winter recreation. Food. Music. Night life. In Green Bay, you’re literally sitting on your front porch doing absolutely nothing all day.

  41. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 8, 2013 8:32 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Oct 8, 2013 5:23 PM
    What, Green Bay didn’t make the cut?
    ——–

    What, the vikigns have never won the Super Bowl?

    ANd, if you think you’re gonna with your new whiny, big baby QB, you’re wrong.

  42. ditaksdika says: Oct 8, 2013 8:39 PM

    what happens if they say the superbowl will be in Minneapolis but there isn’t a stadium?

  43. gb4mn0 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    over9001 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    These Packer posts are amusing. It’s funny, because Wisconsinites can’t even stand being in their own state, which is why they flock to Minnesota for jobs and sheer enjoyment. You can do so much in the Twin Cities during the winter. Winter recreation. Food. Music. Night life. In Green Bay, you’re literally sitting on your front porch doing absolutely nothing all day.
    —————————————————–

    I’m sure all your fellow lavender larry toads are proud and thrilled to read such a shinning example of Minnysoda intellectual wit on display such as your post. LMAO

  44. fluffy19 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:01 PM

    I think that any cities that publicly fund a certain percentage of their stadium (let’s say more than 30% for argument’s sake) should have the SB rotated evenly between them. The money pumped into the local economy of the host city is huge, and for a select few to get most of the events is unfair. Most major cities can handle an event like this. It should be about the game. The football experience. And quite frankly, if you’re bored in Minneapolis, you’re a boring person. I’ve never been to Indy, but I would guess the same applies. They host the Indy 500 and Final 4. MPLS has hosted a SB successfully as well as the RNC in 08. Both have plenty to offer. These same guys saying it’s too cold in MN are probably the same guys saying the NFL is getting too soft. Bart Starr and Bud Grant are embarrassed for you.

  45. funshipm174 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:02 PM

    lindee3479 says:
    Oct 8, 2013 5:47 PM
    Indy in February. Everything is within walking distance and connected by underground tunnels. If you don’t want to get cold, there is no need to go outside.

    ===================================

    Unless I’m mistaken I also remember Minneapolis being connected by the underground tunnels, but it has been quite some time since I have been there.

    Always can go visit the Mary Tyler Moore house for something to do!

  46. fluffy19 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:08 PM

    News Flash: New Orleans is the only city in the US with food, hotels, and service staff. Film at 11.

    Later, in world news, Carl Gerbschmidt can’t spell Vikings.

  47. willybear7525 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:10 PM

    As much as I hate to say it. Green Bay will NEVER host a super bowl. First reason being that the city itself just isn’t big enough to host a venue of that size, anyone who thinks otherwise has never actually been. You have to have a MASSIVE amount of lodging and resources to provide with the circus the SB has become and Green Bay just doesn’t have it. But the main reason is the weather. People lost their minds when it snowed in Dallas a few years ago, and they only had to be outside to get TO the game. The SB is such a huge entity now that I doubt they will ever have one outside again, the possibility of weather being a factor is to “risky”.

  48. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 8, 2013 9:11 PM

    If it’s in Minneapolis, let’s just hope the roof doesn’t collapse.

  49. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 8, 2013 9:13 PM

    I bet the roof will collapse if it’s in Minneapolis.

  50. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 8, 2013 9:18 PM

    And in one of the 2 cold places, there is a roof that doesn’t hold up too well.

  51. joelvis72 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:22 PM

    I live an hour away from New Orleans, went to Super Bowl XXXVI there, and went to the NFL Experience this year. Still, I think Indianapolis should get another Super Bowl before New Orleans does.

  52. veetan says: Oct 8, 2013 9:28 PM

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t put the SuperBowl in MN.

    That franchise taints the entire NFL with it’s long history of debacle after debacle. Plus, the greater MSP area isn’t interesting, the people aren’t hospitable, and Taintking fans are generally a bunch of whiners who don’t represent their team well. Then there’s the weather.

    C’mon Man!

  53. musicman495 says: Oct 8, 2013 9:28 PM

    It will be in New Orleans for the Tricentennial. The other cities will get later games.

    And for those who wonder why New Orleans is on the rotation, it is because:

    1.) It is by far the best setup for the week – fabulous weather last year, game during Mardi Gras season, downtown stadium, and huge number of hotels and restaurants within WALKING DISTANCE of the stadium. Ask Phil Simms, who said he had a great time last year walking back to his hotel amidst all the partying fans after the game was over.

    2.) New Orleans has the undying gratitude of the NFL for what the city pulled off after 9/11 – rescheduling other huge conventions and moving an entire week of NFL activities, plus hotel accommodations and the game, back an entire week, all with only 4 months notice. No other NFL city could have done that. (The Ravens could not even get the Orioles to reschedule a baseball game by a day or a few hours to accommodate the NFL season opener.)

  54. lordfletcher says: Oct 8, 2013 11:02 PM

    I am from Minnesota and think they have a great chance at landing this Super Bowl because of the new stadium.

    That said, MN is a fantastic state to visit but most won’t find much to do here in February unless you are interesting in Skiing / Snowmobiling / hockey / Ice fishing / mall shopping (MOA) / and enjoying some of the great restaurants in the downtown area. Only if the Super Bowl was held in the summer could I say Minnesota is a great destination so visitors could enjoy the many lakes and bars on them. A Minnesota summer is second to none but the cold winter isn’t for many. I personally love it but easily understand why most don’t, especially women.

    I think a cold state deserves the Super Bowl once in each 5 years, but only if its an indoor stadium. Otherwise, the Super Bowl makes too much sense to not be held in CA – FL – TX and so on….

  55. pack13queens0 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:55 PM

    over9001 says: Oct 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    These Packer posts are amusing. It’s funny, because Wisconsinites can’t even stand being in their own state, which is why they flock to Minnesota for jobs and sheer enjoyment. You can do so much in the Twin Cities during the winter. Winter recreation. Food. Music. Night life. In Green Bay, you’re literally sitting on your front porch doing absolutely nothing all day.

    ——————————————————
    It’s the other way around, Minnesotans flock over to Wisconsin & mover there. Nobody ever leaves Wisconsin to move to Minnesota, all Packer fans in Minnesota were born & raised in Minnesota. Back on the topic though, it would be a mistake to bring a Siper Bowl to Minnesota when it’s too boring there.

  56. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 9, 2013 12:21 AM

    whatjusthapped says:Oct 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    I say Minnesota, the post game festivities will feature the Superbowl trophy and it will be the only chance for a Viking fan to actually see what it looks like–assuming they didn’t take the tour in a certain city 300 miles to the East where they feature 3 of them.
    _______

    I thought it was four? Are you sure you’re a Packer fan?

  57. toes110 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:25 AM

    Oct 8, 2013 6:58 PM
    I say Minnesota, the post game festivities will feature the Superbowl trophy and it will be the only chance for a Viking fan to actually see what it looks like–assuming they didn’t take the tour in a certain city 300 miles to the East where they feature 3 of them.

    That certain city 300 miles to the east of god’s country is the only small glimmer of happiness, and hope that sorry excuse for a state can claim.

  58. cursedvikings1998 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:36 AM

    It would be interesting to see the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. And hey, no one will have to worry about the Vikings having homefield advantage cuz they’re cursed.

  59. allday420ap says: Oct 9, 2013 3:38 AM

    Packer fans commenting have probably never even left green bay. Packing fudge for a living while buying fake stock for a team full of cowards. Not to mention the fact that the people there are as plump as they get and the most kkk people in the county.

  60. johnclaytonsponytail says: Oct 9, 2013 7:49 AM

    I can’t wait to freeze my ars of this February in NY to watch my Saints lose cause of the unfair advantage this gives northern teams that play outside. Superbowl should be played in fair conditions for each team. Here’s to hoping this experiment fails miserably so we can get back to the usual cities that offer the best accommodations for the fans and teams. Miami New Orleans Houston Santa Clara Pasadena Arizona Dallas ect….

  61. stellarperformance says: Oct 9, 2013 9:11 AM

    allday420ap says:
    Oct 9, 2013 3:38 AM
    Packer fans commenting have probably never even left green bay. Packing fudge for a living while buying fake stock for a team full of cowards. Not to mention the fact that the people there are as plump as they get and the most kkk people in the county.
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    …and yet, if your perception is your reality, you have no choice but to play second fiddle to all that! How does that taste?

  62. fluffy19 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:43 AM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 8, 2013 9:11 PM
    If it’s in Minneapolis, let’s just hope the roof doesn’t collapse.

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    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 8, 2013 9:13 PM
    I bet the roof will collapse if it’s in Minneapolis.

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    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 8, 2013 9:18 PM
    And in one of the 2 cold places, there is a roof that doesn’t hold up too well.

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    Dude, you’re, like, so cool. Seriously. And funny. You should write a sitcom. Seriously. Of all the awesome ones commenting on PFT, you’re the awesomest!!! Way to go!

  63. shoddymnbridgerepair says: Oct 9, 2013 1:06 PM

    We have a lot of work to do to get ready if were going to host it in MN.

  64. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:17 PM

    Not sure why Packer fans are on here commenting about the Vikings stadium. If anything, they should be upset they continually keep getting snubbed to host the big dance. Im sure those high school bleacher style ‘seats’ sure are appealing to super bowl attendees. For the amount fans pay for that ticket they expect first class amenities so its no wonder the sleepy town of Green Bay and Lambeau keep getting snubbed.

  65. koreystringerswidow says: Oct 9, 2013 1:26 PM

    Can MN really keep that big of a crowd properly hydrated?

  66. stellarperformance says: Oct 9, 2013 2:03 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 9, 2013 1:17 PM
    Not sure why Packer fans are on here commenting about the Vikings stadium. If anything, they should be upset they continually keep getting snubbed to host the big dance. Im sure those high school bleacher style ‘seats’ sure are appealing to super bowl attendees. For the amount fans pay for that ticket they expect first class amenities so its no wonder the sleepy town of Green Bay and Lambeau keep getting snubbed.
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    Snubbed? We weren’t snubbed. When we heard that the host cities don’t make any money, particularly small market SuperBowl venues like Indianapolis (and Mini-hapless,) we decided it wasn’t worth the effort. But thanks for caring.

  67. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:32 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Oct 9, 2013 2:03 PM
    contra74 says:
    Oct 9, 2013 1:17 PM
    Not sure why Packer fans are on here commenting about the Vikings stadium. If anything, they should be upset they continually keep getting snubbed to host the big dance. Im sure those high school bleacher style ‘seats’ sure are appealing to super bowl attendees. For the amount fans pay for that ticket they expect first class amenities so its no wonder the sleepy town of Green Bay and Lambeau keep getting snubbed.
    //////////////////////////////////

    Snubbed? We weren’t snubbed. When we heard that the host cities don’t make any money, particularly small market SuperBowl venues like Indianapolis (and Mini-hapless,) we decided it wasn’t worth the effort. But thanks for caring.
    —-
    Let me guess…you werent fired, you quit! Also, we didnt lose, we beat ourselves! HAHA, packer fans always give everyone a good laugh.

  68. skolvikingsuperbowl says: Oct 9, 2013 3:00 PM

    Minneapolis is not a vacation destination. Neither is Indianapolis. The fans looking to travel to the game don’t want the Superbowl in either spot.

  69. whodatsaybaby says: Oct 9, 2013 3:46 PM

    New Orleans is by far the greatest place to host the Superbowl. From the Superdome, everything is in virtual walking distance. Hotels? They have at least a hundred. Food? Greatest food in the country. Atmosphere? New Olreans is known as the greatest party city in America outside of Vegas. Plus the Superbowl is always around Mardi Gras so it’s easy to take in all the festivites. If you favor Minneapolis ice fishing weather or Indianapolis slow atmosphere, you’re crazy. The Superbowl in itself is a sports festival. Why not have it in a city who throws the best. It’s just common sense people!!!!!!

  70. tricknik03 says: Oct 13, 2013 11:29 PM

    I would vote for Minneapolis. MN weather is not brutal if you dress properly and the downtown Mpls has extensive skyways connecting various high-rises, so you probably don’t even need to wear a winter jacket for long. By 2018 the Twin Cities will have two light rails connecting Mpls with St. Paul and Mall of America. The existing light rail station is just right across the street from the current Metrodome and it will be the same distance away once the new stadium is built. Twin Cities is also the performing arts center in the upper Midwest so they would put up a great pre-game and halftime show. So I don’t know what you MN haters are talking about.

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