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Report: Minneapolis wants 2017 title game

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Minneapolis will submit a bid for the 2017 College Football Championship Game, according to a report on Sunday from Jeremy Fowler of

Minnesota Viking vice president Lester Bagley told Fowler that his organization, plus the Timberwolves, the Twins, the University of Minnesota and the city’s visitor’s bureau is ready to put a lot of money behind the effort.

The city could have plenty of competition in its bid, including from Jacksonville, Miami, San Antonio, San Francisco and Tampa.

Playing in Minnesota in January means snow could play a factor, but Fowler believes potential weather concerns could be offset by the allure of the new Vikings Stadium, set to open in 2016.

The College Football Playoff’s first title game in 2015 is expected to be played in Dallas.



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8 Responses to “Report: Minneapolis wants 2017 title game”
  1. overratedgators says: Sep 22, 2013 11:07 PM

    Sounds potentially interesting, but it could give Minnesota an unfair home advantage if they make it into the championship game.


  2. timh1955 says: Sep 22, 2013 11:50 PM

    Why would anyone want to go to Minneapolis in January??? The game needs to be in the south where it’s warmer.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Sep 23, 2013 8:10 AM

    No cold weather championship game. You’ll see this coming February when the SB is in NY. Gonna be a disaster. Wanting and doing are two completely different things.

  4. BrownsTown says: Sep 23, 2013 8:39 AM

    The ladies from the SEC couldn’t handle that. On the other hand, most of the teams will be on NCAA sanctions by 2017 anyway, so……

  5. takingbovadasmoney says: Sep 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    Games are played to make the member institutions money and TV networks money. They don’t care if you go or not. CFB championship game? It will sell out in Minneapolis, Cleveland, or Buffalo. As for regular bowl games expect more in the north. You won’t go, but you will watch on ESPN. Don’t forget ESPN owns 7 bowls and wants more. Think ESPN cares if you go? Nah, they do care about ratings.

  6. amosalanzostagg says: Sep 23, 2013 10:39 AM

    That is the only way that Minnesota will ever get a whiff of a National Championship game. It could a great idea as Saban’s contract is expiring and what better way for him to go out and end with a historic
    7th National championship by throttling the ACC champion in a B1G venue.

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 23, 2013 3:17 PM

    Little Suzy wants a pony too…. But daddy lives in the city so Suzy gets a tiny dog instead.

    Get a bowl game and be happy with that.

    Nobody wants to be in Minnesota in January….

  8. sfsugator says: Sep 23, 2013 3:52 PM

    Minnesota lost to the browns. lol.

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