Many thought and assumed that New Orleans would never get a shot at hosting another NFL championship game after the lights went out in Super Bowl XLVII. Well, put that thought to rest. Pro Football Talk reported on Oct. 8, 2013, that Super Bowl LII for 2018 has its three finalists and they are New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis.
By the time 2018 rolls around, the Minnesota Vikings will be playing in a brand new stadium. That's a rather enticing tidbit to try and get the biggest game of the year in your neck of the woods.
Indianapolis hosted the game just two years ago, and many were pleased with how the city presented itself. The hospitality was looked at as a huge plus for the city to have the Super Bowl return in the future.
New Orleans has always been a part of the regular rotation for the Super Bowl, but again, there was the power outage from earlier this year. Still, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that little issue wouldn't stop the league from returning to the city for another big game.
All three of the cities are going to put together their bids and they will be presented to the 32 NFL owners at their spring meeting in May of 2014.