Vikings want to host another Super Bowl and bring draft to Minnesota

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The Vikings want to bring the Super Bowl back to Minnesota.

Vikings executive vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley said on Thursday that the team submitted an “expression of interest” to the NFL about hosting another Super Bowl earlier this month. U.S. Bank Stadium was the site of Super Bowl LII in 2018 and Super Bowl XXVI was played at the Metrodome in 1992.

The team is shooting for the game after the 2028, 2029 or 2030 season. The NFL has already announced host sites through 2024.

“This will be 10 years down the road from Super Bowl LII,” Bagley said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “We did an outstanding job, our region, our state, our business leaders and we showed we know how to do great hospitality and host major events. We’ve since had the Final Four, which was exceptional, and we got great feedback even at this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. The NFL said, ‘You guys did a great job in Minneapolis and in Minnesota for Super Bowl LII.'”

Bagley said the team has also shown interest in hosting the draft in 2024, 2025 and 2026 and that the league deadline for such expressions of interest was on August 9. It’s not known how many other teams have joined the Vikings in bidding for the events.

The next step is for the league to go through the interested parties and then, per Bagley, it “basically self selects and they go basically into a negotiation mode” with the chosen city. If that doesn’t work out “they’ll move to somebody else who has expressed an interest.”

21 responses to “Vikings want to host another Super Bowl and bring draft to Minnesota

  1. I’m just glad my team has no interest in hosting the Superbowl only winning it, because who wants to deal with all of the headaches that come with being the host city. Traffic for starters is a total nightmare for 2 wks leading up to the game, and let’s not even talk about the ignorant fans you gotta deal with… No thanks

  2. Minneapolis is a fantastic host city for these kinds of events but I don’t know if the NFL wants to do a northern Super Bowl unless they have to because of a new stadium. We can get the draft, though. The fans in Nashville really seemed to be having fun last year and they didn’t even have a good setup for it.

  3. Maybe the NFL should have a rule that after the new stadium Super Bowl, only franchises that actually have won a Super Bowl in that past 20 years or so can host them. I would say drafts should go to the team with the 1st pick, but 3 to 4 months is not enough time to get set-up. Maybe as a bonus to those franchises who have won Super Bowls last 20 or so years let them only bid for the draft. That way if Danny Boy, Brown, Jerry, the Fords, Son of Al, Wilf’s, Bidwell’s etc want to host something put a better team on the field.

  4. Hope they get it. If nothing else, because it’s the only way Kirk Cousins will see a Super Bowl in person.

  5. Can Seattle ever get a SB! Minnesota had their SB in a city of frozen tundra, and still Seattle gets no consideration even after being the first team to repeat SB appearances in this decade. No respect from the NFL!

  6. As an Eagles fan I liked the Super Bowl in Minneapolis…so I endorse this idea. Bring the draft back to Philadelphia.

  7. skawh says:
    August 22, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    Can Seattle ever get a SB! Minnesota had their SB in a city of frozen tundra, and still Seattle gets no consideration even after being the first team to repeat SB appearances in this decade. No respect from the NFL!

    People that want to party at a Super Bowl don’t want to walk around Seattle in a hazmat suit.

  8. rockstar904 says:
    August 22, 2019 at 5:09 pm
    Geez. I wonder if the other 31 teams want that as well…
    A few teams are not capable of hosting either. Green Bay being on of them

  9. Corporate America wants Super Bowls in cities you can walk outside in without fear of getting frost bite. It was too damn cold there in February.

  10. I would love to see the Super Bowl come back here to Minnesota. But, I have always thought that what the NFL should really do is rotate it thru all the cities that have an NFL team. No city should get it back until all the others have had it once.

  11. The Draft is at the end of April. The weather is always iffy but it would be fun to host a NFL draft.

  12. It’s always during the years people think the Vikes are going to be good but not great they blow the doors off of people. This is the year in my opinion. The up tempo Kubiak offense. Teams will not be prepared for it. The Vikings are going to have an offense that will be on par with the Chiefs & Rams last season. The Vikes problem is still going to be their offensive line. Especially Elflein & Kline. Elflein might not be playing tomorrow to be cut but he’s certainly playing to remain a starter. He just got trucked on a 3rd & 2 vs seattle that cost them the first down & got Mattison popped. He had his back to the blocker. He was the 31’st rated center last yr by PFF & he isn’t much better at guard. Kline also missed key blocks. Samia has been playing well. Also Brett Jones is a C/G Hybrid who’s been playing well. Surgery on his ankle & secret should surgery last year may have cost Elflein but so far this pre season. He’s playing just as bad as a guard. The big dudes just throw him around.

  13. Each franchise is equal part in the league. Each franchise should get to host the SB and the draft.

    Just like they do the schedule, do the Super Bowl and draft.

  14. The alternative would be to actually play their way to the Super Bowl which everyone knows would result in a fifth embarrassing loss. Hosting instead removes the risk of another humiliation on the field.

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