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New Giants Stadium To Bid For 2014 Super Bowl


The Meadowlands Stadium Company announced Thursday that it will be mounting a “full-scale campaign” to host the Super Bowl XLVIII in the new Giants-Jets Stadium.  The stadium will be completed and ready to use in 2010.

“It’s time for the biggest game in football to be played on the biggest stage in the world,” said Woody Johnson and Jonathan Tisch, Bid Committee Chairmen.

Opening a new stadium has been a good way to land a Super Bowl lately.  The Cardinals, Cowboys, and Colts all earned the chance to host the big game in their new digs.

Of course, those stadiums were all climate controlled.  The NFL has allowed the new Giants-Jets Stadium to bid despite the traditional requirement that a Super Bowl city has a dome or a minimum temperature of 50 degrees.

The press release about the bid calls it a “unique, once-only circumstance based on the opportunity to celebrate the new stadium and the great heritage and history of the NFL in the New York region.”

As someone who lives in New York, I’ve enjoyed getting out of the cold weather to cover my first two Super Bowls.

But looking past my selfish reasons, it would be a pretty sweet opportunity for the league to throw a week-long celebration of football in a city that often starts talking Yankees and Mets the moment the Giants and Jets are done for winter.
The league broke tradition by allowing the Meadowlands Stadium Company to bid for the game in the first place.  With that in mind, it would stand to reason that the bid has a decent chance of succeeding. 

I for one would love to see a cold weather super bowl for a change!

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3 Responses to “New Giants Stadium To Bid For 2014 Super Bowl”

  1. Daren says:

    Seriously, its time for a cold weather Super Bowl. Will the Giants be competing in 2014?

  2. Jared says:

    It’s NEVER gonna happen. Too many sissies out there!

  3. Clay says:

    They should have built a covered stadium if they really wanted a super bowl. That doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

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