In 2018, the Vikings will host the Super Bowl for the second time. There’s a chance (as there is every year) that they’ll become the first team to play in a Super Bowl that they are hosting.
Would the Vikings feel guilty about securing the ability to participate in the game that their new stadium will host?
“That is a great question,” Vikings owner and president Mark Wilf told PFT Live on Wednesday. “And not one bit.”
The closest any team has come to playing in a “home” Super Bowl came in early 1985, when the 49ers played the Dolphins at Stanford Stadium. Now and in the future, it’s highly unlikely that a Super Bowl will be played in any venue other than a current NFL stadium. Every year, then, there will be a one-in-16 chance that history will be made.
Or, if/when the game is again played in New Jersey, one in eight.
Those odds make it even more amazing that, through 48 Super Bowls, it’s never happened. Eventually, it will happen. It has to.