The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl host committe is embracing concerns about a cold weather game, with a snowflake in their official logo in the media center.
But while many viewed next year’s game as a one-time reward for building MetLife Stadium, officials there think it can become part of the regular rotation.
“It’s the biggest sporting event in North America,” host committee CEO Al Kelly told Steve Politi of the Newark Star-Ledger. “It’s only right that it gets on the biggest stage in the world, and hopefully it makes sense that should happen once a decade. Right?
“I don’t have any vision that we’re going to get three out of the next 12 Super Bowls or something. But maybe, because of all the other things you can do in the region, which is an endless list of options, we can have it again.”
Steelers co-owner Art Rooney II once called it a “a one-time exemption,” as the league bent its rule on 50 degree average temperatures or a dome to host.
And the league has battled weather concerns in the past, Dallas and Atlanta being the most obvious examples, but the chance of inclement weather is far greater in New York, and that’s something they’re going to have to fight in future bids.