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Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl
Fox ^ | 5-20-14 | ap

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:08:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

TLANTA – 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: mpls; nfl
Minneapolis' new $1 billion stadium is scheduled to open in 2016.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:08:09 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

and there is much wailing in New Orleans as I speak.

Good for Minneapolis.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 8:09:32 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Bravo Minnesota!


3 posted on 05/20/2014 8:09:40 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: TurboZamboni

At least we are assured that home field advantage is unlikely to be an issue.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 8:10:10 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: TurboZamboni

They don’t hold it in America any more?


5 posted on 05/20/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: TurboZamboni

I thought they were through with cold-weather Superbowls?


6 posted on 05/20/2014 8:14:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TurboZamboni

We will never make it to a superbowl so we might as well host one.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 8:15:26 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cdcdawg

yes. I’m assuming the only way the Vikings are there are as spectators.

http://www.twincities.com/politics/ci_24644748/vikings-stadium-funding-draws-ire-conservative-groups-groundbreaking

background on funding, FWIW.

The “e-pull tabs” have been a massive failure.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 8:15:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: cdcdawg

Yup, nice to see the Vikes will be connected to the Super Bowl (in a way).


9 posted on 05/20/2014 8:16:24 PM PDT by daler
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To: nickcarraway

it’s indoors.

if you like your nose, you can keep it.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 8:16:35 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: nickcarraway

They’ll hold it in a cold-weather city if the stadium has a retractable or closed roof. The 2014 Super Bowl, in East Rutherford, NJ, was apparently a waiver of the 50 degree average rule.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 8:16:48 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: TurboZamboni

Vikings went to four Super Bowls while they played at The Met.

None ever since they moved indoors...Coincidence? I think not.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 8:18:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Shadowstrike

Anyone who builds a new stadium gets one.

It’s legal extortion.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 8:18:21 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Which means Green Bay will never get one.

Plus they don’t have enough hotels.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Guess LA will get it when the Sams move back to LA from St Louis.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 8:19:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TurboZamboni

The first Halal Super Bowl?


16 posted on 05/20/2014 8:24:50 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TurboZamboni
Probably right on both counts. But they might get to play in one. And as brutal as the winters can be in Green Bay, I imagine many of the Packer faithful would welcome a road trip to a warmer part of the country for a few days.

Down here in Texas, we often wonder what it must be like to live above the Arctic Circle in a place like Green Bay, with its permafrost and 10-month winters, where the first snow starts falling in mid-August. ;-)
17 posted on 05/20/2014 8:28:03 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: TurboZamboni

At least unlike this past Super Bowl, there won’t be a threat of inclement weather turning the game into a potential fiasco, since the stadium itself and much of the area surrounding the stadium are all covered and climate controlled. And the host committee—learning from the very successful Super Bowl at Indianapolis—will try to keep all activities as close to the stadium as possible to minimize weather effects on Super Bowl-related activities during Super Bowl Week.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 8:40:10 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: nickcarraway

Super Bowl in Dallas was during an ice storm.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 8:45:09 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Shadowstrike

It’s the only way Viking fans will ever see a Super Bowl.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 8:46:12 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: daler

Yes but will Viking fans be able to attend the game? And I am not kidding....


21 posted on 05/20/2014 8:55:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: dfwgator
One of the newspapers has a photo of Bud Grant with a column titled "Bud Grant on 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota: 'I hope I'm around'":

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_25801155/bud-grant-2018-super-bowl-minnesota-i-hope

22 posted on 05/20/2014 8:55:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: cdcdawg

If we can’t win one, we might as well host one;)


23 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:07 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: napscoordinator

Not unless they’re corporate bigshots.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Photo didn’t display properly, is at this link:

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_25801155/bud-grant-2018-super-bowl-minnesota-i-hope


25 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: dfwgator

True!!!!


26 posted on 05/20/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry we’re not American enough for you wonderful Texans.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 8:58:34 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bud Grant turned 87 today.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:40 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: TurboZamboni

And they’re usually built with taxpayer money.


29 posted on 05/20/2014 9:04:54 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Finalapproach29er

From what I can find, this is the sixth game in Monday Night Football history. The sharpness in quality is impressive. Keith Jackson did PxP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7-gm5h9pXo


30 posted on 05/20/2014 9:06:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Milton Miteybad

“...we often wonder what it must be like to live above the Arctic Circle in a place like Green Bay, with its permafrost and 10-month winters, where the first snow starts falling in mid-August. ;-)”

Green Bay, Canada?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ic3xNfEP_o


31 posted on 05/20/2014 9:22:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Interesting how the Canadian guy in the YouTube video segued into a reference to Rocky & Bullwinkle, who hail from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota (which could be in Canada, but isn’t. Minnesota, that is.) ;-)


32 posted on 05/20/2014 9:34:43 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bud’s still around!

God bless the old gentleman!


33 posted on 05/20/2014 10:00:17 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Jedidah

It was...and it was a total mess.

We just don’t have the equipment to keep up with an ice storm. Maybe Minneapolis does...but not Dallas.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 10:18:29 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Finalapproach29er

Sigh...Oh Lord, It’s hard to be humble. ;)


35 posted on 05/20/2014 10:22:37 PM PDT by berdie
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To: napscoordinator

No, real Viking fans will not be able to attend this Super Bowl.

The NFL controls ticket distribution for Super Bowls. They put a relatively small percentage out for public sale, or to be distributed by the host team. A few thousand locals may be able to buy tickets to the game. But not many. You won’t have 70,000 local Minnesotans there.


36 posted on 05/20/2014 10:38:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Milton Miteybad

Frostbite Falls is probably close to International Falls which is very close to the border of Canada. Easy to get mixed up!


37 posted on 05/21/2014 4:31:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: RayChuang88
Dayton's re-election is now secure. All local media are fawning all over him even more than usual.

They're all claming how much money it's going to bring “the state”. As if people in Biwabik and Red Wing are somehow going to find themselves in the money-this is strictly pork for Minneapolis. Millionaire Dayton scratching the back of his billionaire pal Ziggy.

38 posted on 05/21/2014 4:44:12 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

I went to a Vikings game. Once. At Met Stadium.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 6:13:22 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Who wants to watch a gay bowl? Not me. NFL is gone from my home.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Governor Mark Dayton was going to win anyway because after all, he’s a native son of the state and belongs the family that founded Target Corporation. It’s hard not to support a native son of that state....


41 posted on 05/21/2014 8:04:03 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Kozak

True.


42 posted on 05/21/2014 8:18:07 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Unlike New Orleans who thinks the Superbowl should be there EVERY year cause of Katrina?

THAT’S extortion.


43 posted on 05/21/2014 8:20:06 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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