Best Buy steps up to help Minneapolis' bid for 2018 Super Bowl


The National Football League's 32 team owners are getting a pricey piece of equipment to view Minneapolis' bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

The Star Tribune reports the city is submitting its official Super Bowl bid to league owners and some executives – and doing so via iPads donated by Richfield-based Best Buy.

The tablets will allow NFL officials to view video, graphics and logistical layouts as part of the bid, the Pioneer Press says

Minneapolis, New Orleans and Indianapolis are submitting their final bids to land the big game on May 7. The decision will be announced May 20.

According to the Star Tribune, Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley says he's "grateful" for the "many corporate and civic partners who have stepped up to support the Super Bowl bid."

The paper says the executives who receive the iPads are expected to donate them to charity.

Bagley, Vikings President Mark Wilf and other city officials reportedly met with members of the Super Bowl Committee Tuesday in New York. Committee members have already reportedly visited potential event venues in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington.

The owners apparently aren't the only people who get Super Bowl-related gifts. NorthJersey.com says at last year's big game, gift bags were placed on every seat at the stadium. Preparing people for the outdoor cold-weather climate, the bags included "Warm Weather Kits" that included hats and mittens.

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