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SUPER BOWL AT THE JETS/GIANTS STADIUM IN 2014

The NFL has finally warmed up to the cool idea of a New York Super Bowl.
Source : NY Post
 New York was awarded the 2014 Super Bowl today as NFL owners gave Miami and Tampa the cold shoulder in favor of the historic bid. The $1.6 billion, open-air New Meadowlands Stadium will host the game in February, when temperatures are usually around 30 degrees. The Giants and Jets co-sponsored the bid that appeared so unlikely that even they officially dubbed it, “Make Some History.” In the end, the bid did make history — beating out previous Big Game-hosts Miami and Tampa for the right to host Super Bowl XLVIII. When presenting their Super Bowl bid two weeks ago, the Giants and Jets played up the chance of snow during the game — saying it would make it unique despite the hardships fans and sponsors already paying $1,000 face value for a ticket would have to endure. Cold weather is not a Super Bowl novelty. In 1972, when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins at Super Bowl VI at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, the temperature was 39 degrees in what turned out to be the coldest Big Game ever. The game eventually prompted the league to create a policy mandating that the Super Bowl could not be played in temperatures below 50 degrees. The requirement was waived for the Giants’ and Jets’ bid. The New Meadowlands Stadium — the third-largest stadium in the NFL behind those of the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins — has a capacity of 82,500, including more than 200 luxury suites.