Build a stadium, get a Super Bowl. That seems to be the unwritten rule of the NFL, and that continued today with the announcement that the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium will host Super Bowl LII, the 2018 edition of the game. With the game, Minneapolis will host their second Super Bowl, having hosted Super Bowl XXXVI in the Metrodome.
Minnesota beat out bids by the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts in their bid for the game. The Vikings getting a chance to host the game is seens a big upset, as most prognostications had the New Orleans bid winning in a nod to the 2018 300th anniversary of the founding of the city. New Orleans had been a perfect 10-for-10 in winning bids for the Super Bowl as well.
Last year, the league awarded Super Bowl L, the 50th anniversary game in 2016, to the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara, and Super Bowl LI in 2017 to the Houston Texans' Reliant Stadium.