With the approved proposal for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium only a week old, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton now sets his sights on another lofty goal; bringing the Super Bowl back to Minnesota. Dayton was on the staff of Governor Rudy Perpich who was the individual who spearheaded the effort that awarded Minnesota the rights to host the 1992 Super Bowl, which saw the Washington Redskins defeat the Buffalo Bills, 37-24.
Now, Dayton hopes to use that experience to spearhead an effort of his own. His comments via a report on TwinCities.com:
"Very definitely," Dayton said Thursday evening, May 17, after making an appearance at the Hobey Baker Award Memorial Award banquet in St. Paul. "I will do whatever I possibly can.
He went onto say that obtaining a Super Bowl overnight was not a realistic goal, but that he planned on doing whatever he could to get one.
Dayton said he figures chances of Minnesota getting a second Super Bowl should be "reasonably good. I don't mean within a decade. They (NFL) don't just jump at the chance to go to northern climes. But we'll get one -- I'm very confident."