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.