Nick Halter

Would new stadium give Minneapolis a Superbowl? History says probably

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State leaders and Vikings officials said yesterday that they want to attract big events to a new Vikings stadium that will boost the local economy. But the terms of a stadium deal did not include an NFL guarantee for a Superbowl to be played in Minneapolis.

What does precedent tell us about the likelihood of Minneapolis getting a Superbowl?

In the past 10 years, nine cities have opened NFL stadiums. Of those nine, six of them have either hosted a Superbowl or will host an upcoming Superbowl.

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