The Vikings and the MSFA will maximize the use of the stadium by attracting events that create economical, fiscal and social benefits to the State and local communities, including NCAA competitions, a Super Bowl, college bowl games, concerts, civic, community and not-for-profit events. In May 2014 the first major event for the new stadium was secured when the National Football League awarded Super Bowl LII to Minnesota during the NFL’s Spring League Meetings. The announcement, which came after several rounds of voting by all 32 NFL owners, was the culmination of months of collaboration by business and community leaders and public officials. Click here
to watch Minnesota’s Super Bowl Bid Committee celebrate the victory.
The new stadium is also one of eight finalists to host the NCAA Final Four in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020 and Mpls-St. Paul officials will make their official presentation to NCAA officials this November.
While the goal will be to attract major events, the MSFA will also continue to host activities consistent with historic operations of the Metrodome, including high school and amateur sports and other community events.