The NFL Super Bowl final in 2018 will take place in Minneapolis in the American state of Minnesota.
The game will take place in the $1 billion new stadium of the Minnesota Vikings, which was opened in 2016. This new home for the Minnesota-based NFL team can accommodate 72,000 football fans.
It is the second time that Minnesota is hosting the Superbowl, the final of the NFL season. The 26th Super Bowl in 1992 between Washington and Buffalo (37 – 24) was played in the Metrodome stadium, which was demolished. Because of that demolition, the Minnesota Vikings played two seasons in the stadium of the University of Minneapolis.
Some football fans are worried about possible cold conditions during Super Bowl LII, but that is not a concern that is shared by owners in the NFL, who picked Minnesota for the 2018 Super Bowl final.
The recent Super Bowls were played at:
- 2015 – University of Phoenix Stadium – Arizona
- 2016 – Levi’s Stadium – San Francisco
- 2017 – Reliant Stadium – Houston
Super Bowl Sunday
The Super Bowl is the championship final in the National Football League. The day of the final, which is a Sunday, is also called Super Bowl Sunday or Super Sunday.
In the United States of America, it is an annual event where families and friends get together and eat and drink a lot while watching the game on TV. It is every year the most watched television program in North America and even people who are not into football at all participate, in all kinds of Super Bowl Sunday activities. Super Bowl finals are watched by over 100 million people in the United States, but this prestigious sports event also attracts a lot of viewers from all over the world.
The Super Bowl is also well known for its halftime shows, which featured over the past years famous artists such as Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Madonna.
On American television, a lot of people watch the Super Bowl commercials. Famous brands show their high-profile commercials and that is not cheap: for a 30-second commercial, a company has to pay at least 4 million US dollars.