No shortage of excitement over Super Bowl 2018 site pick

By KBJR News 1

No shortage of excitement over Super Bowl 2018 site pick

May 20, 2014 Updated May 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - There is no shortage of excitement over Tuesday's announcement that Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl.

Gov. Mark Dayton:
“On behalf of all Minnesotans, I want to thank Co-Chairs Doug Baker, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Richard Davis, and the Minnesota Vikings, for their superb and successful efforts to bring the 2018 Super Bowl to Minnesota. Hosting the Super Bowl will provide a terrific opportunity to showcase Minnesota to the world. It will also bring major economic benefits to our state."

Sen. Amy Klobuchar:
“Today’s announcement is a huge victory for the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Hosting Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis will give our economy a boost and show the world how brightly the Star of the North shines. This was a true team effort by our business and community leaders, the Vikings, and the Minnesota fans, who all came together to show their support and make this happen.”

Sen. Al Franken:
“Most of all, I want to thank all of the Minnesotans, who for more than 50 years have strongly supported the Vikings, and who strongly backed our state's efforts to put together the winning bid. Minnesota has a great story to tell and I'm sure we'll all get to work to ensure that the 2018 Super Bowl is an experience to remember for the hundreds of millions of people across the country and around the world who will have all eyes on Minnesota."

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