We've known for some time that Super Bowl LII. . .52 for you non-Romans. . .was going to be played at the spectacular new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Yesterday, the National Football League officially gave us a date to circle on our calendars for it.
Super Bowl LII will officially take place on 4 February, 2018.
This will be the second Super Bowl to be held in the Twin Cities. The Metrodome played host to Super Bowl XXVI in January of 1992, a contest that saw the Washington Redskins defeat the Buffalo Bills by a score of 37-24.
U.S. Bank Stadium is also in line to the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in 2019. A bid was also submitted to play the NCAA Football National Championship Game at U.S. Bank Stadium, but Minneapolis was not victorious in getting that game. Still, it stands to reason that there will be plenty of significant events that will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium going forward.
And who knows? Maybe, for the first time in NFL history, a team could be playing in a Super Bowl on their home field in February of 2018. There would be no better scenario for the Vikings to bring home their first championship.
Or their second, even.