It’s never too early to start planning for the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 52, set to be played Sunday, Feb. 4 2018, will take place in a dome just like Super Bowl 51 did … but much further north, where the weather outside the venue won’t be as inviting.
Super Bowl 52 will be played in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium, which will have just finished hosting its second Minnesota Vikings season after being built in time for the 2016 NFL season.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced in May of 2014 that Minnesota and its new stadium would host the Super Bowl in 2018. The stadium seats 66,200 but can be expanded to fit up to 70,000 people.
The receiver was taken to the locker room and was first ruled questionable to return but was downgraded to out before the end of the first quarter.
Brady was 16-for-36 for 267 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions against the Chiefs; shortly after the Patriots were outscored 21-0 in the fourth quarter, he said the team’s turnaround needs to start with attitude and competitiveness. Players were off on Saturday and Sunday, which gave them extra time to think about it.
“It kind of sits with us a little bit longer, but maybe it’s good to sit with us longer and continue for us to evaluate and nitpick and so forth. So it’s probably a couple of extra days in weeks like this as opposed to a normal seven-day week,” he said on WEEI.
The Patriots visit the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. With the Saints visiting the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night (ESPN, 7:10 ET), Brady said he planned to watch the game closely.
From a big-picture perspective, he said, “I wish we were 1-0, but we’re not. We have to do something about it. It’s part of the challenge of the football season, Mental toughness is a real thing. … It’s understanding how competitive all these games are. There’s no easy game. Every team is going to bring it, certainly against us.”