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Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf, left, and Mark Wilf, right, speak at a news conference after Minneapolis was selected as the host for 2018 Super Bowl at the NFL's spring meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the new $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old Metrodome to host the championship over New Orleans and Indianapolis./AP Photo/David Goldman

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer
ATLANTA (AP) — Minneapolis has been awarded the 2018 Super Bowl by NFL owners.

The owners rewarded the Vikings for arranging to build a new stadium on the site of the old Metrodome by choosing Minneapolis over New Orleans and Indianapolis.

The big game will be staged in the Twin Cities for the second time. It was there in 1992, when Washington beat Buffalo.

Minneapolis’ new $1 billion stadium is scheduled to open in 2016.

New Orleans has staged the Super Bowl 10 times, tied with South Florida for the most, but its bid might have been damaged by the blackout that interrupted the 2013 title game. Indianapolis had it in 2012.

Next year’s game is in Glendale, Arizona, followed by Santa Clara, California, for the 50th Super Bowl, then Houston.

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