Lubeck Posted December 17, 2009 Share Posted December 17, 2009 http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2009/12/17/2009-12-17_jets_giants_will_submit_proposal.html The NFL has given the Giants and Jets approval to bid for Super Bowl XLVIII following the 2013 season to be played in their new $1.7 billion stadium that opens next season. Itwill take a lot of convincing when NFL owners vote because the leaguehas always required a minimum temperature of 50 degrees or a domedstadium to host the game. The winning bid will be announced at the endof May. The teams elected not to put a dome - retractable orpermanent on the new facility - because of the prohibitive cost. Thebid would be a "unique, once-only circumstance based on the opportunityto celebrate the new stadium and the great heritage and history of theNFL in the New York region," according to a statement from the new stadium's management. The Super Bowl will be in Miami following this season, then the game will be played in the new stadiums in Arlington, Tex., and Indianapolis, the following two years. Each of those stadium have retractable roofs. Then it will be in the Superdome in New Orlans. There has never been a cold weather Super Bowl played without a dome. The game has been played in domes in Detroit twice and Minneapolis once. Accordingto the statement, a preliminary proposal to the NFL is due April 1,with the winning bid announced at the end of May. Three other venueshave expressed their intention to compete for the hosting rights. "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, the committee chairmen. "We are confident that the appeal and prestige of the New York Citymetropolitan region, coupled with the innovative capabilities of ourbrand-new state-of-the-art facility, can provide a unique and excitingexperience for the teams and fans, as well as the entire league and thesport of football. And, of course, we would love to bring the SuperBowl - and its significant economic benefits - to New York and northernNew Jersey." There has been some support for placing the Super Bowl in Giants Stadium following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to show support for New York, but that never gained much momentum. One of my biggest pet peeves about the NFL is the bolded ridiculous limitation. How is it an AFC/NFC championship game can be played in the cold, but not the Super Bowl? You don't want weather being a factor in the game? I call bullshit. They played the Super Bowl Colts-Bears in a hurricane! I sincerely hope that the NFL goes ahead and allows the Giants/Jets host in 2014, I hope the game is amazing and the entire experience shows the stupidity in using the bolded limitation, and they get rid of it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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