Super Bowl 52 is coming to Minneapolis [UPDATE]

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:::: UPDATE (May 20) :::: Super Bowl 52 is coming to Minneapolis! Today, during the second round of balloting, the NFL owners gave the Vikings a measure of revenge for the 2009 NFC Championship Game by awarding 2018's biggest game to Minneapolis instead of New Orleans (Indianapolis was eliminated during the first round of voting). We guess the logo did the trick after all! 

:::: UPDATE II :::: Minneapolis wins the Super Bowl (sort of): Top tweets

(Original post) -- Tomorrow, Minnesota's Super Bowl 52 delegation, headed by U.S. Bank CEO Richard Davis, will make its pitch to NFL owners in hopes of bringing Super Bowl 52 to Minneapolis in 2018.

Ahead of the pitch, the Minnesota delegation released its official Super Bowl logo. It's at the top of this page, and will probably confuse the hell out of you unless you realize two things -- first, LII is the roman numeral for 52, and second, the logo is meant to look like the new Vikings stadium.

See also:
Minneapolis's Super Bowl drive could bring in more than $300 million, officials say

Here's a side-by-side comparison:

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Minneapolis is one of three finalists for the big game, along with Indianapolis and New Orleans.

The 32 NFL owners will vote on which city will host the game immediately after the pitches are complete, so we won't have to wait long to find out whether Minneapolis will reap the benefit of the $300 million Super Bowl 52 is estimated to bring in. (For comparison, taxpayers are on the hook to pay $478 million of the roughly $1 billion stadium cost.)

So the Super Bowl logo is designed to look like the new stadium, which some say looks like a certain NSFW part of the female anatomy. (Unless you're a gynecologist...) Draw your own conclusions!

:::: UPDATE ::::

We'll just leave this here... -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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Kevin Jay
Kevin Jay

we got...hookers, more art funded by taxpayers that we do not need, carpetbaggers, and more riff raff from chicago

David Sweet
David Sweet

oh Boy! Too bad it wasn't a #Denver 420 #Weed "Super Bowl" we could #SMOKE in 2016!

Wini Von Bago Johnson
Wini Von Bago Johnson

wow, we are getting it all! Comicon, Supernatural, Metacon, Super Bowl, we rock!

Murdock Haylock
Murdock Haylock

waste of tax payers time and money, that no one has anyway

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

At least the tax revenue the Super Bowl generates will help to offset some of the half-billion dollars we taxpayers had to put into it. All of you goofballs thinking the Vikings will actually be playing in this game are deluding yourselves. As are most of those who think you'll be going to the game. 

Matthew Mason
Matthew Mason

Its bad enough the state of Minnesota voted down the stadium ..the Dayton family made it law and now a business. The nfl Is doing it again with no regard to the rest of the state

Matthew Mason
Matthew Mason

Sounds good but now the nfl.. is lobbying taxes for people of Minnesota ...if you don't live in minneapolis and you don't care a about football shouldn't you have to increase your taxes without vote

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

We only had to spend $1,000,000,000 to get that one game played here.   What a load of shit!

Kris Cromwell
Kris Cromwell

This is stupid. The super bowl is supposed to be played down south. Where the weather is nice.

yoopie93
yoopie93

Jesus, what a bunch of whiny, cynical, caustic, killjoy assholes you all are.  It's a major event that will bring money and worldwide attention to our city.  This is what gets you riled up and angry?  If you don't like football, then fine, don't pay attention.  But please, spare me your up-in-arms, indignant reaction to our area winning the right to host a game that literally every other city in America would drool over having.  Get over yourselves.  So many people posting from Facebook--is this what happens to the brain when you use that insipid website?

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Fuck the Superbowl and fuck Football! Why are we excited about this? Like there aren't enought D-bags in the metro area already...now we have to attract more of them?

Joey Hetzel
Joey Hetzel

I suppose, you can't get completely shut out of the party if you're hosting it. Whatever works, MN!

Renee Darby Farmer
Renee Darby Farmer

I have the best husband and son ever thank you for planting all my shit love you both Tom Farmer ben Ben Michael Farmer

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Spoiler Alert:


Joe Buck:........and Bridgewater finds Patterson for his 10th touchdown pass of the first half.  Oh the humanity.   Football has become a lot less fun to watch once this QB started throwing to this wide receiver.   Vikings lead 70-0 with 2 minutes left in the first half.  Sure looks like the Vikings are about to deliver their 4th straight Super Bowl over the hapless Mexico City Packers.  


Troy Aikman:  The Packers just haven't been the same since moving from Green Bay due to the shame of Vikings dominance.   


Joe Buck:   Don't forget Troy, the NFL wanted the Packers to move due to the shame their fat stupid fans brought the NFL.  


Troy Aikman:   That's a good point.  Green Bay fans are the worst.   

Dave Cruz
Dave Cruz

When is the new stadium suppose to be done

misterrosewater
misterrosewater

The closest Minnesota will ever come to the Super Bowl; hosting it.

Benjamin Haertzen
Benjamin Haertzen

Well, that should give Zimmer enough time to right this ship. Let's see... Teddy B's third year at the helm, Adrian in one of his last hurrahs, Patterson and Professor X in their primes, I mean... I'm just sayin'... SUPER BOWL HOME GAME!

Shannon Crabtree
Shannon Crabtree

Well, at least it will generate some revenue so we can pay for the stadium.

Brock OLee
Brock OLee

The Trolls be thick tonight! Great logo and a beautiful stadium, can't wait for it to bring us three rings in a row! Let's go Vikings!

Justin Irvine
Justin Irvine

By the way there is no actual way of knowing if any of the cities actually make a profit because of the increased crime and emergency services.

Kevin Jay
Kevin Jay

who all want to see world class hookers arrive as well?

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

"indignat reaction"  Yeah we're being forced to pay for this shit.   Legally, there's supposed to be a referendum.  But the dictators in St Paul, and the vaccuous City Council trumped the citizens rights.  Talk about a lack of democracy.

Who gives a shit what every other city wants?

KennyX
KennyX

@yoopie93  Oh my God. I actually agree with you on something.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

It is for people who don't have a life, and have small dicks!

aaron666nyc
aaron666nyc

yes there is because we would DEFINITELY know if it were $300,000,000 worth of crime and emergency services

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@yoopie93 @Truth_Teller_1

"The project is projected to have a $975 million price tag, with the Vikings covering $477 million, the state covering $348 million, and $150 million covered by a hospitality tax in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis must pay a total of $678 million over the thirty year life of the deal, including interest, operations and construction costs"

You are a moron - freely spouting misinformation! 

yoopie93
yoopie93

@Truth_Teller_1   Actually, who gives a shit what you want.  And you didn't pay for anything, you fucking troll.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

Did you have a mom?  If so, is that her out on the corner?

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