Jun 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
Minnesota’s new football facility has already landed them a Super Bowl in 2018 and now the city will reportedly bid on the Final Four from 2017-2020, according to a report from Doug Belden of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
On Tuesday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will be joined by local business leaders and sports figures for a 2 p.m. CST news conference on the push by the state.
The new $1 billion football stadium for the Vikings opens in Minneapolis in 2016 and the city has already defeated New Orleans and Indianapolis for a Super Bowl.
Minnesota will be one of eight finalists for the 2018 bid that will be announced in November.
The Final Four has been to the Twin Cities twice, in 1992 and 2001 and Minnesota also hosted a Super Bowl in 1992.
Duke is probably rooting for a Final Four return to Minneapolis. The Blue Devils and Coach K won the title there in both 1992 and 2001.
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