NFL owners will hear pitches for Super Bowl LII sites

Christopher Gregory

The 2018 Super Bowl will be played in either Minneapolis, Indianapolis or New Orleans.

The NFL owners are meeting this week about a few topics, from the expansion of the playoffs to roster sizes. While it's unclear whether any rules will really change or not, one thing that will be decided is the site of the 2018 Super Bowl (or Super Bowl LII). 

Three cities are vying for the honor (and economic win) of hosting the 52nd Super Bowl: Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and New Orleans. 

Minneapolis would be the next city to receive a "reward" of hosting a Super Bowl for building a brand new stadium. Other sites have been selected for this reason, and the trend will continue in Minneapolis at some point if they don't win this season. The Vikings are expected to move into their new facility sometime in 2016, and the plans look pretty amazing.

Indianapolis was one of the previously rewarded cities, and the festivities went so well that the Circle City is back in contention for another one. From the nicer-than-expected weather to the incredibly convenient downtown location, Indianapolis was remembered as one of the best sites to host a Super Bowl so they're likely to get another chance to host it at some point in the near future. 

New Orleans is the familiar face here, and they're likely the favorites. The city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year, and Tom Benson, the team's owner, said he feels "real good" about his chances. Could it be he was told something? It's hard to fault New Orleans as the choice to host its 11th Super Bowl given the party vibe and weather for tourists.

Phoenix will host the Super Bowl in 2015, San Francisco in 2016, and Houston in 2017. Kansas City, unfortunately, has never hosted the Super Bowl. 

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