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NFL picks Minnesota for 2018 Super Bowl

By Ralph Ellis, CNN
updated 5:29 PM EDT, Tue May 20, 2014
What we now know as the first Super Bowl took place January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. But back then, it was just billed as the world championship game between the National Football League champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs. The rival leagues eventually merged in 1970. Here's a look at all of the Super Bowl tickets, one of the most coveted in sports. What we now know as the first Super Bowl took place January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. But back then, it was just billed as the world championship game between the National Football League champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs. The rival leagues eventually merged in 1970. Here's a look at all of the Super Bowl tickets, one of the most coveted in sports.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Minnesota beat out New Orleans and Indianapolis for the honor
  • The game will be played in a stadium now under construction
  • The last Super Bowl played in Minneapolis was in 1992
  • The 2015 game will be played in Arizona

(CNN) -- The 2018 Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis, the National Football League announced Tuesday.

The league's owners selected Minnesota over New Orleans, with Indianapolis finishing third in the voting, according to NFL.com.

Super Bowl LII -- 52 in Roman numerals -- will be played in February 2018 in the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium, which is now under construction and scheduled to open in 2016, the Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee said in a news release.

The stadium will normally seat 65,400 but will expand to 72,000 seats for the Super Bowl, the committee said.

"We are honored to have been in the company of two such fine competitors," said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis. "Both New Orleans and Indianapolis had extremely strong bids and their reputations precede them. We are excited to join their ranks in hosting a Super Bowl of the 21st Century."

The decision was announced Tuesday during the league's spring meetings in Atlanta.

The last Super Bowl to be played in Minneapolis in the was in 1992 in the now-demolished Metrodome, the NFL website said.

The 2015 Super Bowl will be played in Arizona at the University of Phoenix stadium, the 2016 game in San Francisco at Levi's Stadium and the 2017 game in Houston at Reliant Stadium.

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