With a new stadium project in the works, the Minnesota Vikings now turn their eyes to football's biggest stage.
The bid alone is cause for celebration for Vikings fans. The battle to get funding for a new stadium was a grisly one, a long process that ended when the Minnesota Legislature finally approved funding in May.
Based on recent history, the Vikings will have a good chance of landing the game. The Arizona Cardinals (2008), Dallas Cowboys (2011) and Indianapolis Colts (2012) all hosted Super Bowls shortly after opening new stadiums. MetLife Stadium -- the dual home of the New York Jets and New York Giants that opened in 2010 -- will host Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014.