Minnesota Vikings hand over Super Bowl host duties to Atlanta Falcons

Marcus Newton
February 8, 2018

The Patriots' historic comeback over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI a year ago - rallying from down 28-3 late in the third quarter for a 34-28 overtime victory - carried a average televised audience of 111.3 million on FOX. ¶ It seems like we ask that question nearly annually these days, and it's for a simple reason: There have been a lot of really good Super Bowls in recent years. That's one of the reasons why our stadium has been so successful: We're a half a mile from over 10,000 [hotel] rooms.

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"I heard a few cracks and turned around to see Eagles fans with beer in their bellies and smiles on their faces snapping off a seat back", said Fick, a die-hard Vikings fan from South Dakota who got tickets to the game from family members.

Officials contend the roof won't be a lingering issue going into next season.

On another floor of the stadium, two Patriots fans made the rounds with an Eagles fan. Blank confirmed there is a plan to add at least two additional doors to assist with the exiting issues.

Eagles fan Anu Das donned a dog mask despite that it is 'no picnic' to wear

The Philadelphia Eagles should be proud that they beat the New England Patriots to win Super BowlLII (and the Tom Brady slander is glorious). And with all this flu going around, I chose to stay home in order not to infect anyone else and to try to rest up and take care of myself.

"You know the whole Minnesota Nice, that's true - great people. Any issues that disturb the flow are things we have to fix and modify". The stadium holds roughly 71,000 spectators, but some reports say it's expandable to approximately 83,000. There are 24 bars and restaurants and 673 concession points of sale. A day ahead of the Super Bowl, a crowd protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline and also US Bank's funding of the project.

UPDATE: Average viewership for Sunday's game followed the same broad pattern as overnight ratings: Down from a year ago, with the lowest number for a Super Bowl in a while, but not anything like a total disaster. After all, these commercials are supposed to be for the Super Bowl.

A spokesperson for the city said that all those costs are expected to be covered by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

Another Mainer enjoying her trip to the Super Bowl is Destiny Cook of Gorham, who was in Minneapolis with her son, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington, and her brother, a Maine native now living in Denver, Colorado. Louis Rams topped 23-16 in Super Bowl XXXIV.

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