After four rounds of votes, Minneapolis has won the bid to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Minneapolis won the bid over New Orleans and Indianapolis.
It will be the second Super Bowl the city has hosted. Minneapolis' Metrodome hosted the Washington Redskins' 37-24 defeat of the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 26, 1992.
The win furthers the NFL's motion of "if you build it, we will come" regarding awarding Super Bowls. New York, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis and Detroit - none of them prime vacation locales in early February - earned recent Super Bowl bids after building new stadiums. The Minnesota Vikings will open a new retractable roof stadium in 2016.
In addition to Super Bowl XXVI, the Metrodome also hosted two Final Fours, but none since 2001. A Super Bowl bid presumably helps the city parlay that bid into hosting gigs with the Final Four and the College Football Playoff Championship in upcoming years. In short, Minneapolis joined Indianapolis and Detroit today as the only destination cities in the Midwest for major sporting events.
The Phoenix area will host Super Bowl XLIX this coming February, followed by the 49ers' brand new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., for Super Bowl L in 2016, and Houston's NRG Stadium for Super Bowl LI in 2017.