The NFL today selected Minneapolis as its home for the 2018 Super Bowl. The game will be played in the new, nearly $1 billion stadium that is currently being constructed on the site of the now gone Metrodome.

The decision, made by secret ballot, from the 32 NFL owners was between New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis, each city gave a presentation to the owners earlier today, with the Minneapolis delegation putting the focus on the "new, iconic and bold stadium."

“We appreciate the collaborative effort from Minnesota’s business and community leadership in putting together this winning bid,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “It was evident to me and my brother Zygi that the other NFL owners were extremely impressed with everything Minnesota had to offer, and we have no doubt they will be even more excited with what the community will deliver in February 2018.”

The game is tentatively scheduled for February 4th, 2018 and is expected to bring in millions of dollars of positive economic impact to the Twin Cities.