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SUPER BOWL LII: Minnesota one of 3 finalists to host in 2018

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The NFL announced Tuesday that Minnesota is one of three finalists to host the 52nd Super Bowl, competing against Indianapolis and New Orleans to host the game on Feb. 4, 2018.

The trio of contenders was made public after the ownership meetings in Washington, D.C., but the final selection won't be announced until May of next year.

"This is a significant first step in bringing in the world's marquee sporting event to Minnesota," Vikings Owner and President Mark Wilf said in a release. "With the outstanding hospitality community in Minneapolis-St. Paul-- and the opening of a new, state-of-the-art stadium, this is a perfect fit."

Throughout the political wrangling over the new Vikings stadium, a potential Super Bowl lure was often touted as a motivation for passage. Groundbreaking is expected in mid-November, with the first wall of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome scheduled to come down in mid-February.

"This great news is the culmination of years of work, but the real work begins now," said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis -- one of the first business organizations to support the new stadium.

If Minnesota is selected as a host, it would mark the second time in NFL history that the game has been held in Minneapolis. The Metrodome hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992, when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills.

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