The Minnesota Twins were just awarded the 2014 All Star Game in their new stadium, so why shouldn't the Minnesota Vikings host a future Super Bowl in their new stadium, which will be built over the next few years. is reporting that the Vikings have expressed their desire to host a Super Bowl in 2018 over the past couple of weeks, and the NFL confirmed Friday that an official application has been received.

Team must put in bids to cover a three-year span, and Vikings applied to be host of either the 2018, 2019 or 2020 Super Bowl, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

The Vikings won't know the fate of their request until May 2014.  If they aren't awarded the 2018 Super Bowl at that time, then they will wait until the next year to see about 2019 and the 2020 Super Bowl will be awarded in 2016.