In a Surprise, the Home of WJM and Mary Richards Beats Out New Orleans to Land the Super Bowl in 2018

May 21, 2014  •  Post A Comment

"NFL owners … surprisingly spurned New Orleans … for the 2018 Super Bowl at their meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday [May 20, 2014]," reports the New York Post.

Minneapolis — home to the fictional Mary Richards and WJM of the old "Mary Tyler Moore Show" — was, the Post says, "a surprise pick to play host to the 2018 Super Bowl over heavy favorite New Orleans. Indianapolis also was a finalist."

Next year's Super Bowl will be played at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz. In 2016 the 50th Super Bowl will be played at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco. In 2017 Houston will host the big game at Reliant stadium.

The Post story adds: "Minneapolis, which also played host to a Super Bowl in 1992, was tabbed in part as a reward for the city and state of Minnesota contributing a huge chunk of the construction costs of a new $1 billion, 73,000-seat fixed-roof stadium. The building is scheduled to open for the Vikings in 2016."

new viking stadium.jpgIllustration of what the new Vikings stadium will look like.

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