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Benson: 'New Orleans is the perfect Super Bowl city'

Tom and Gayle Benson/FILE Tom and Gayle Benson/FILE

NFL owners chose Minneapolis as the host city of the Super Bowl in 2018. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was hoping the Crescent City would win the bid. He said there will be more chances in the future.

"First, I would like to congratulate Minnesota on securing Super Bowl LII and to applaud Indianapolis on a great bid," Benson said. "I want to thank the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and everyone from our great city and state that worked tirelessly to put forth the best Super Bowl bid I have ever been a part of. We will be back in the mix to get another Super Bowl to New Orleans soon. As we stated in our presentation, New Orleans is the perfect Super Bowl city."

Benson suffered a minor injury Tuesday after the announcement was made. He fell and hit his head as he walked away from a podium.

"Following my presentation, I accidentally tripped and hit my head, having had knee surgery just over a week ago. Out of an abundance of caution, the doctors wanted to clear me before we fly back home tonight," Benson said.

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