New Orleans the favorite to win bid for 2018 Super Bowl but taking nothing for granted
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 17, 2014
New Orleans is the favorite to win the bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl, which will be awarded by the NFL on Tuesday at the league's owners meeting in Atlanta. Among the suitors with New Orleans are Indianapolis, which hosted its only Super Bowl in 2012, and Minneapolis, which recently began construction on a nearly $1 billion stadium that will house the Vikings and be ready in time for the 2018 showcase. New Orleans has everything going for it. Most believe it would take a Hickory High-like upset to prevent the Crescent City from winning the bid. "We have to creatively show them that yes, we have this great big, yearlong tricentennial celebration going on," Cicero said.