Indianapolis and New Orleans are the other finalists. The NFL will pick the host in May 2014.
The game will be played on Feb. 4, 2018.
Minnesota Vikings president Mark Wilf on Monday pitched NFL officials on the Twin Cities hosting the game in the team’s new stadium, which will open in 2016.
At the NFL owners meeting in Washington, D.C., Wilf submitted the application to the Super Bowl advisory committee for a three-year window to host the NFL’s championship game.
Miami, Dallas and Tampa also submitted bids to host the game.
"We’ve got a great market, we’ve got a great hospitality infrastructure, we’ve got great venues, and we’re going to deliver one of the best game-day experiences in the NFL," Vikings vice president Lester Bagley said. "Our state has stepped up, and one of the reasons they stepped up was to build a facility that’s multi-purpose.
"We’ve got seats, and premium spaces that are closer to the action than any other NFL stadium."
Bagley emphasized that the Twin Cities is equipped to be a good host despite Minnesota’s harsh winter. The new stadium will be connected to a skyway that provides access throughout downtown Minneapolis. Currently, the skyway covers 69 city blocks and 11 miles.
The Metrodome hosted the Super Bowl in 1992.