NFL owners to decide on 2018 Super Bowl site

ATLANTA - NFL owners will vote Tuesday on the site of the next Super Bowl, choosing between New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Organizers of Minnesota's bid for the 2018 Super Bowl submitted their 180-page pitch to NFL owners last week. The committee co-chairs will give a final presentation before the vote Tuesday. They tell KARE 11 that the presentation is exciting and highlights all Minnesota has to offer.

"We love our presentation, we think it's terrific. We're trying to squeeze it into 15 minutes. We have so much to say about Minnesota, the bold new stadium, etc," said Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former CEO, Carlson Companies.

"I know that very, very few cities, I don't know how many, but very few have ever won on the first pass. And we want to be one of those, because we're putting all of our energy into that," said Richard Davis, CEO, U.S. Bank.

Minnesota is set to present first on Tuesday.

Next year's game is in Arizona, followed by the San Francisco Bay Area for the 50th Super Bowl in 2016. The 2017 game will be in Houston.

Owners also will discuss potentially expanding the playoffs by two teams, one in each conference. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said it's still possible such a change to 14 playoff teams could happen this year if it is voted on and passed in Atlanta. It would require 24 yes votes out of 32.

More likely, 2015 would be the target date for expanded playoffs.

The workplace environment also will be a topic of conversation for the owners.

KARE 11 anchor/reporter Blake McCoy will be covering the vote from Atlanta on Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter at @BlakeKARE11.


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