Many in Minnesota were expecting to get to see their home team — the Minnesota Vikings — play in their home state for the 2018 Super Bowl. And things were looking good…until the recent loss that eliminated the Vikings from the running. Yep, Super Bowl LII will officially see the New England Patriots face off against the Philadelphia Eagles…in the Vikings’ home state of Minnesota. Ouch.
And victory would have been a big deal. While the the Vikings have made it to the Super Bowl four times in the past, they haven’t been since 1977 when they lost 32-14 to the Oakland Raiders. The team’s three previous Super Bowl appearances were also in the 70s. In 1970 they were beaten by the Kansas City Chiefs 23-7 before playing again in 1974 and 1975, where they lost to the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers respectively.
January 21st marked the second time they made it to a NFC championship since 2010.
Apparently Minnesota Vikings fans were so convinced that they’d be getting to see their home team play that local tickets were going for around $2,000…hopefully they can now sell some of those off to Eagles fans who are now in need. (Fyi ticket prices are now the most expensive on record, with the majority of sites requesting $7,000 for a stadium seat).
We wish the best of luck to both the Eagles and the Patriots this coming weekend, and to all you Vikings fans: There’s always next year. Now just try to enjoy the snacks.