Minneapolis to host 2018 Super Bowl

General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, home of Minnesota Vikings during the game against Detroit Lions on December 29, 2013
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NFL owners vote in favour of Minneapolis being the host city for Super Bowl LII in 2018.

NFL owners have voted for Minneapolis, Minnesota to be the host of Super Bowl LII in 2018.

The league's showpiece event will take place at the yet-to-be-built home of the Minnesota Vikings after Minneapolis was preferred to New Orleans and Indianapolis as potential host cities.

The $1bn (£593.8m) stadium is expected to be completed and open by 2016 and will be built on the site of the old Metrodome, where the Vikings played for a 31-year spell that ended last season.

The occasion will mark just the second time that Minneapolis has hosted the Super Bowl having only previously been awarded the event in 1992, when Washington beat Buffalo.

Of the other competitors for the 52nd Super Bowl, New Orleans has hosted a joint-record 10 times - including in 2013 - while Indianapolis had the match in 2012.

Next year's game will take place in Glendale, Arizona, while Santa Clara (California) and Houston (Texas) will also host it before Minneapolis.

Teddy Bridgewater of the Louisville Cardinals throws a pass during the game against the Houston Cougars at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 16, 2013
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