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Updated: October 8th, 2013 3:50pm
Minneapolis one of three finalists for 2018 Super Bowl in new stadium

Minneapolis one of three finalists for 2018 Super Bowl in new stadium

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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Vikings stadium funding is still getting sorted out, but the team has been adamant that it intends to open the 2016 season in the new stadium.

Soon thereafter, the team has said it would like a Super Bowl in its swanky new digs. That may soon take a step toward being a reality soon, a Vikings spokesman confirmed Tuesday. 

The three finalist cities are Minneapolis, Indianaoplis and New Orleans, Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development Lester Bagley confirmed in a text to 1500ESPN.com.

That's consistent with NFL reporter Albert Breer, who tweeted news of the bids Tuesday.

Super Bowl 52 (or LII, for the Romans among us), will conclude the 2017-18 season, the second year after the scheduled opening of the new stadium. 

Breer tweeted Monday that six cities put in applications, and from that list the three finalists were chosen.

The final selection for the location of the February 4, 2018, game will be announced in May 2014, the team announced Tuesday.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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