Murphy mocks Vikings at shareholders meeting

Packers CEO jokes about winning Super Bowl LII at Vikes new stadium

Mike Clemens
July 24, 2017 - 6:28 pm

Adam Wesley/Green Bay Press Gazette via USA TODAY Sports


Green Bay, WI - The Green Bay Packers held their annual shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field Monday.  Team CEO/President Mark Murphy managed to set off a firestorm of angry tweets from Minnesota Vikings fans. The Vikings' new stadium will host Super Bowl LII next February. 

"It's going to be a lot of fun for all our fans to drive across the state when we're in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis," Murphy told a crowd of about 7,000. 

Was it a prediction? A guarantee?

Murphy clearified later with reporters. "It certainly wasn't a guarantee. It was just that it would be really nice to play in a Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Not only is it a short drive ... I hear from fans all the time in western Wisconsin, and Minneapolis is a great city, and the new stadium is really pretty spectacular. It will be a really nice Super Bowl."



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