Giants Co-Owner Jonathan Tisch Hopeful Region Can Host Game Once A Decade

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The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee officials assured that the NFL’s first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will proceed without a hitch, set a precedent for future Super Bowls, and hope to be the first of many for the region, Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star Ledger reports.

“Hopefully when we do all the tallying for weeks to come,” Giants co-owner and Host Committee Co-Chairman Jonathan Tisch said, “the other 30 owners will say to themselves when there’s a chance to do it again: ‘Super Bowl XLVIII in New York and New Jersey was a huge success. Let’s try to do this once every 10 years.’”

Tisch, fellow Host Committee co-chairman and Jets owner Woody Johnson, Host Committee President and CEO Alfred Kelly, Jr., and fellow Giants co-owner John Mara were among those on hand at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel to announce that the Snowflake Youth Foundation, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee’s charity initiative, raised over $11 million for after-school facilities in New York and New Jersey.

The group, nearly four years after the region was awarded the Super Bowl, emphasized that the week leading up to Sunday and Sunday itself will be a success regardless of the weather forecast. Contingency plans are in place for any weather scenario, though the forecast is looking favorable as of Monday, and power outages after last year’s 34-minute delay in New Orleans.

“I think it’s important to have an outside Super Bowl,” Johnson said. “I don’t want to use the word ‘no-brainer,’ but we’ve had 47 of these indoors and in the South. It’s about time we played a Super Bowl in conditions, the way the game is routinely played.”

Last week’s snowstorm allowed for a dress rehearsal in snow removal at MetLife Stadium and the procedure was a called a success.


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