Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced on Monday morning the leaders of a committee to help lead a movement hoping to bring the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis and the new $1 billion stadium of the Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings management often made references to hosting a future Super Bowl in convincing state lawmakers to approve a subsidy package for the new stadium, which is now under construction on the site of the old Metrodome.
Minneapolis is one of three finalists for the game, along with New Orleans and Indianapolis, which is set for Feb. 4, 2018.
Governor Dayton will join members of the Vikings management this weekend for a gathering with NFL officials in New York City, which is the site of this year's Super Bowl.
Minneapolis has been the host site of the Super Bowl just once before, with that coming in 1992 with Washington beating Buffalo at the Metrodome.