Six cities submit applications to host Super Bowl LII in 2018

Six cities have put in applications to host Super Bowl LII, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday. The interested cities are Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Tampa, Fla.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's "Around the League Live" that league officials will listen to what representatives from those cities have to say at the NFL Fall Meeting this week in Washington D.C. It's anticipated the NFL owners will whittle down the list to at least two finalists Tuesday, then likely will vote on the winning bid city at next year's NFL Spring Meeting.

Rapoport also gave his take on which cities were strong contenders to host the Super Bowl in 2018.

"Minneapolis, which by that time will have a new stadium. New Orleans, which by that point will be hosting its 300th anniversary," Rapoport said. "And Indianapolis, which of course made a really positive impression the last time they hosted a Super Bowl."

Colts owner Jim Irsay told Breer in an interview Monday that he thought Indianapolis had hosted one of the best Super Bowls -- Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

"It really was one of the finest Super Bowls," Irsay said. "Indianapolis really is a unique Midwestern city that, quite frankly, can do it better than any other place in the country."

Earlier this year, league officials chose San Francisco as the host for Super Bowl L in 2016 and Houston as the city for Super Bowl LI in 2017.

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