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The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
They might as well hold it in Anchorage. I can't think of a worse place to hold it among current NFL cities except Boston/New England, Detroit or Buffalo. But even those three aren't as cold as Minny (unless something has changed since the last time I checked).

Nothing against Minneapolis other than the weather this time of year.
01-13-2018 06:45 PM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
They got heat inside the arena man.... LOL.

They could catch a Wild or Timberwolves game.

Indi and Detroit seemed to have hosted their Super Bowls fine.
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01-13-2018 10:23 PM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
But what about outside? People go to the Super Bowl for the activities leading up to it as much as the game. No one wants to be walking around in single digit temperatures with worse wind chill.

Indy did fine because you don't have to step outside to go the game, hotel, mall and convention center. The only thing you do have to travel for is the Indy Motor Speedway. Maybe Detroit has a similar set up. If Minneapolis doesn't, then it's gonna be a very cold Super Bowl week.

Every possible remaining Super Bowl team except Jacksonville and New Orleans comes from a cold climate. Other than Minnesota wanting to be at home, I think most would prefer going to a resort-like destination. And even Minny would likely prefer to some degree to go to somewhere else than be stuck in their miserable environment for another week.
01-14-2018 12:44 AM
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No pun intended on that last sentence. 07-coffee3
01-14-2018 07:55 AM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
It was -26 when I was in MN in December. MSP is basically Hoth this time of year. That said the area is interconnected via several skyways and tunnels.
01-14-2018 11:41 AM
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Hoth? Is that Autocorrect for Hell?
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
(01-14-2018 12:04 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Hoth? Is that Autocorrect for Hell?

Hoth is the ice planet seen in the first few minutes of "The Empire Strikes Back".



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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
The NFL probably placed it in Minneapolis in exchange for publicly funding the new dome, that's the way it usually works out.
01-14-2018 01:51 PM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
(01-14-2018 01:51 PM)Love and Honor Wrote:  The NFL probably placed it in Minneapolis in exchange for publicly funding the new dome, that's the way it usually works out.

Or even privately funded, as in the case with the new Rams stadium being built in Los Angeles. It is pretty much a given if an NFL team builds a new super-bowl worthy stadium, it will host at least 1 Super Bowl. Not sure if Las Vegas will get a Super Bowl though.
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01-15-2018 09:23 AM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
The new stadium is a vast improvement over the MetroDome, which has also hosted.

With the new light rail from MSP airport to the downtowns, a trip there doesn't actually mean walking outside.

Vikings fans are getting excited about being the home team now after their miraculous win vs the Saints.
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
Going to be real interesting if the Vikings win tomorrow...
01-20-2018 11:05 AM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
(01-20-2018 11:05 AM)Maize Wrote:  Going to be real interesting if the Vikings win tomorrow...

Does Minnesota gets to double dip on the ticket allocation as both the NFC Champin and host team?

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/06...l-tickets/
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
(01-20-2018 02:14 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(01-20-2018 11:05 AM)Maize Wrote:  Going to be real interesting if the Vikings win tomorrow...

Does Minnesota gets to double dip on the ticket allocation as both the NFC Champin and host team?

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/06...l-tickets/

I think they reduce the Vikings overall ticket allocation. Also interesting is that if MIN wins they have to use a visiting locker room for the SB.
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
I'd beat down the NFL's doors if so. Even if officially the visiting team, they should just use their own lockerrooms. Why the hassle of moving everything for just one game?
01-20-2018 09:28 PM
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RE: The Super Bowl is in Minnesota this year...
(01-20-2018 09:28 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  I'd beat down the NFL's doors if so. Even if officially the visiting team, they should just use their own lockerrooms. Why the hassle of moving everything for just one game?

The idea is to minimize any additional home field advantage the host team has. They already don’t have to travel and can use their own practice facility. In theory using a visitor locker room will make the Vikings a little uncomfortable. At least that’s what the league offices believe.
01-21-2018 08:41 AM
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