Biggs: New York could be popular pick for '14 Super Bowl
The buzz is that commissioner Roger Goodell supports a Super Bowl in New York in four years. Whether or not he can push it through when owners vote in a meeting in Dallas in May remains to be seen. Some owners like going somewhere warm for the Super Bowl.
The new stadium that the Giants and Jets will open next season is open air. But they got past the league’s requirement that cold-weather sites play indoors. That’s a big sign that the league could push this through, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.
"I hope it's there, I hope it snows and I hope the Patriots are in the game," New England owner Robert Kraft told Myers. "I think there is some real support for it. I know I personally will lobby anyone I can."
"I think there are real benefits to the league considering this as an option," Goodell said Friday during his annual press conference from the Super Bowl in Miami, the 10th time that city has held the game.
"I think the idea of playing in the elements is central to the way the game of football is played. I think being able to do that and celebrate the game of football in the No. 1 market could have tremendous benefits to the league going forward,” Goodell said. “I think you will see that - I think our two co-chairmen are here, Woody Johnson and Jon Tisch - they will put together a very aggressive bid, one that will demonstrate the value of playing in New York and they will be competing against some great cities also. It will be an interesting vote, but I will stand on the sidelines and watch."
New York will be in the running against Miami, Tampa, Glendale, Ariz., and Houston. The winning city must get 75 percent of the vote.
It will be very interesting to see if the NFL considers a cold-weather Super Bowl and playing the game in the elements. Especially knowing New York could get dumped on with snow just like D.C. is getting hammered this weekend.
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