In 2012, the city of Indianapolis—which isn’t exactly known for its tropical climate—will join Minneapolis and Detroit as the only cold-weather cities to host a Super Bowl.
The city of East Rutherford (New Jersey!) is looking to join this exclusive club in 2014.
However, the difference between the New York Giants & Jets new stadium—set to open in 2010—and the stadiums in Minneapolis, Detroit and Indianapolis may prove to be a hiccup in landing the biggest game on the planet.
New York’s stadium isn’t a dome.
With the recent news that Arizona has dropped out of the bidding for the 2014 Super Bowl, speculation has been mounting that the Giants and the city of East Rutherford may actually have a fighting chance at hosting the first outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl.
But New York ownership knows there is still a long way to go.
“I think there is some support for us, but we still have to do a good job of convincing 30 other teams that it’s OK to play it in cold weather,” Giants co-owner John Mara told Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “There are still some hurdles to overcome. But what this region gives us are far greater resources than any other region in the country. There are a lot of advantages to playing a Super Bowl here.”
The idea of having a cold-weather Super Bowl is one that has been kicked around for quite some time. Would it create a disadvantage for teams like New England that are used to playing their home games outdoors in the cold? Would the fans who shell out over $1,000 per ticket be willing to sit through a blizzard? Would everyone who likes to take part in all of the Super Bowl week festivities be inclined to do so if they were taking place in a city where you couldn’t walk around outside?
Therefore, I pose this question to the fans: Would YOU want to see a Super Bowl played at the new Giants Stadium in 2014?
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