There is great joy in Minnesota today after National Football League (NFL) has announced that Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl.
Minneapolis convinced the NFL to hold the 2018 Super Bowl in the northern metropolis by embracing the state’s notoriously cold winters and touting its new $1 billion stadium, the Associated Press notes.
The head of Minneapolis’ convention and visitors bureau said that the 2018 Super Bowl is “a chance for us to demonstrate how we celebrate winter.”
Civic leaders predict the 2018 Super Bowl could attract up to 100,000 tourists to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Northern cities don’t often get the chance to host Super Bowls due to worries about the weather. In fact, the big game has only been held in cold-weather cities five times before.
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