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Mayor: Minneapolis can handle another Super Bowl

Undated 2012 courtesy image of a proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium for downtown Minneapolis. Image courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis says a new Minnesota Vikings stadium puts the city in a position to host another Super Bowl.

Mayor R.T. Rybak says Minneapolis put on a great show for the Super Bowl in 1992, and with a new, first-class stadium, it would be even better the second time around.

Convention Center officials tell KSTP-TV the Super Bowl is now an event that can last two weeks and pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into a local economy. An announcement on which city will get the Super Bowl in 2018 won't be made until the spring of next year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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