After spearheading a phenomenal Super Bowl week, Houston officially handed the 2018 Super Bowl duties to Minnesota during a press conference in downtown Houston on Monday morning.


“Houston, you’ve set a phenomenal example, and we’ve had the best time,” Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch said.


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Houston has received numerous compliments regarding how the event turned memorable for the people.


Drawing nearly 1.3 million people to the Houston Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell claimed Houston has set a new bar for the Super Bowl event


“I don’t believe that you could have a team of people that were better prepared, more excited more enthusiastic, and frankly, could have done a better job,” Goodell said. “It was, frankly, an extraordinary effort.”


Welcoming over 140,000 out-of-town visitors, the Houston team together with their 10,000 volunteers assured all the guests feels very welcome.


Meanwhile, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also thanked the city in a post-Super Bowl press conference on Monday, as they had their own taste of the Houston hospitality.


“It was a great week for us,” Belichick shared. “We thank the city of Houston for their big part in it and making it such a wonderful weekend for the Patriots and all of our fans.”


Belichick also thanked the University of Houston, where the team practiced all week, along with local law enforcement.