Which team is most likely to win the Super Bowl?
What the NFL and the National Football League Players Association are saying about the Superbowl.
“I think the biggest thing is that we’re seeing an influx of young people, and that’s a good thing,” Rams quarterback Sam Bradford said.
“We have to find ways to have a more competitive environment for these players, and we’re starting to see that, so I think we’re going to be a force.”
But that might take a little longer than you might think.
The NFL said that a record number of fans will arrive at a stadium, a number that has increased each year since the 2010 season.
The total has jumped to more than 22 million fans, an increase of more than 30 percent since last year.
“The NFL expects an increase in attendance to the Superdome this year, which is why we have invested in an additional 200,000 seats,” said Michael O’Hare, NFL Senior Vice President of Ticket Operations.
The league is expected to spend $1 billion in the stadium renovation.
The Rams and Giants are also set to face off on Sunday, and the Seahawks are in town.
But the biggest story on Sunday will be the game itself.
As the NFL’s official game, the SuperDome will be watched across the country, but not just in the U.S. The game will be played in the city of Minneapolis, where the Vikings will host the Atlanta Falcons.
There will be a lot of local support, especially in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
“It’s a great opportunity to play in a city that has a passionate fan base,” Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said.
The crowd for the first SuperDomes matchup against the Falcons has been estimated at about 7,000 people.
The Vikings and Falcons will be playing on Sunday.
The two teams played last season in the NFC title game, which was played at the same venue.
The Falcons beat the Vikings 21-17.
The SuperDame is currently the largest venue in the NFL.
Last season, the stadium had a capacity of about 8,000.
“This is an opportunity to showcase our brand, to showcase a city, and to showcase the Vikings brand,” Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said.
He added that the NFL has been able to get this project done on time, and it’s the right decision.
“A lot of people have the expectation that we can’t play in the Superdsome in Minneapolis, and this is an example of that, but that’s not necessarily the case,” he said.
It was the second straight year that Minnesota and Atlanta played at a Superdomes game.
The team’s home opener in 2010 was a sellout, and Atlanta won the game 27-14.
“If you want to have success, it’s got to be in a great environment, and so to be able to have this game in Minneapolis and the Vikings in Atlanta, I think that’s fantastic,” Minnesota coach Mike Priefer said.