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Super Bowl LII, the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be held on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis, which previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. The game will be televised in the United States by NBC.

Super Bowl LII
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Date February 4, 2018
Stadium U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Al Michaels (play-by-play)
Cris Collinsworth (analyst)
Michele Tafoya and Heather Cox (sideline reporters)
Radio in the United States
Network Westwood One

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Host-selection processEdit

 
The U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Super Bowl LII will be held.

On October 8, 2013, the league announced the following three host finalists:[1][2][3]

Minneapolis was selected at the league owners' meeting in Atlanta on May 20, 2014.[4]

Associated eventsEdit

The 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival will take place leading up to, during and after the Super Bowl.[5] Carnival organizers have stated they will build a large ice palace to coincide with the Super Bowl festivities, as with Super Bowl XXVI in 1992.[6] The ice palace is a special event that occurs about once a decade.[7] Events in Saint Paul will also include an extreme sports demonstration, a "giant slide", and a block party. Officials in the capital city hope to attract Minneapolis Super Bowl visitors.[8]

The Minneapolis Armory will host a series of concerts close to U.S. Bank Stadium,[9] and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Mystic Lake Casino will host a 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) traveling nightclub.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Orleans, Minneapolis, Indy finalists for Super Bowl LII". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on October 8, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Three bid cities tabbed finalists to host Super Bowl LII". NFL.com. October 8, 2013. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Tuesday that the three bid cities for the game are Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and New Orleans, according to sources involved with the process. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the news during his Tuesday news conference 
  3. ^ NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on future Super Bowls, expanding postseason. NFL.com. October 8, 2013. Event occurs at 1:05. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014. We will have three cities competing for Super Bowl LII: New Orleans, Minneapolis and Indianapolis 
  4. ^ Wells, Mike. "Minneapolis awarded Super Bowl in 2018". ESPN. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ Olson, Rochelle (August 8, 2017). "St. Paul Winter Carnival considering an ice palace for 2018 at the State Capitol". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ McCardle, Ellery (February 6, 2017). "SB52: Ice palace returning to St. Paul's Winter Carnival". KARE-TV. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Melo, Frederick (May 24, 2014). "St. Paul hopes to cash in on Super Bowl with palace-sized plans". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Archived from the original on October 13, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ Van Berkel, Jessie (August 23, 2017). "St. Paul has big plans to capitalize on Super Bowl tourism". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  9. ^ Norfleet, Nicole (July 28, 2017). "Remodeled Minneapolis Armory to host days-long entertainment during Super Bowl". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved August 31, 2017. 
  10. ^ Walsh, Paul (September 19, 2017). "Massive traveling nightclub with expected big acts coming to Mystic Lake for Super Bowl". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved September 19, 2017. 

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