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Vikings want to host NFL draft

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Vikings want to host NFL draft

Minnesota, hosting Super Bowl in 2018, can't host draft until 2022 at earliest

The Minnesota Vikings are hosting the Super Bowl this upcoming season.

Now, the team hopes to host the NFL draft, as well.

The Pioneer Press reported, Vikings executive vice president Lester Bagley said Monday the team has applied to host the NFL Draft in 2022 or 2023. The application was submitted in October.

“We think, obviously, we have a great community, great hospitality, great hotels, restaurants,” Bagley told the newspaper. “We think it would be an ideal spot to host an NFL draft.”

The NFL Draft was in Philadelphia this year and Chicago last year. Before that, it has been held in New York City since 1965.

"The application is for 2022 at the earliest because U.S. Bank Stadium is the site of Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018," the Pioneer Press also wrote.

Rick Solem

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