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New York host committee wants more than one Super Bowl

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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.

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  1. commonsensedude says: Feb 1, 2013 10:55 AM

    New York, just be glad you got your one SuperBowl. NYC is a great place and fantastic to visit in the spring and summer. But nobody wants to spend the weekend of the SuperBowl walking around in long johns and ear muffs.

    Better lattitudes, better attitudes.

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Feb 1, 2013 10:59 AM

    Greed is good. Seriously tho… If the stadium was in a better spot with something around it for people to congregate at, maybe it makes sense. But, the Xanadu project might not even be ready for Super Bowl time. It would make more sense to have the game in Green Bay and celebrate the guy whose name is on the trophy.

  3. threatlevelbob says: Feb 1, 2013 11:02 AM

    It’s stuff like this that makes it hard to like New Yorkers.

    How about a Chicago, Boston, Baltimore/Washington, etc. before another NYC Super Bowl?

    Or heck, let’s see how the Super Bowl goes next year before flaunting how [self]important NYC is?

  4. johnnyoclock says: Feb 1, 2013 11:04 AM

    This is one of those things that like so much else will come down to something stupid to happen in order to stop it. Wait for the first 3-0 superbowl that was no exciting defensive game, just a whole lot of slop and punting. Goodbye NY superbowl.

  5. thetooloftools says: Feb 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    Please ruin one Super Bowl before planning on getting more.

  6. KnowsTackle says: Feb 1, 2013 11:10 AM

    I don’t understand why the weather is such a big deal. The Roman Colosseum had a retractable roof (valorium) nearly two thousand years ago. I don’t see why a temporary cover for the seating areas couldn’t be suspended from the top of the stadium for the benefit of all the corporate stooges in the stands. Better yet, suck it up like a football fan.

  7. umainebearman says: Feb 1, 2013 11:11 AM

    Lets wait til next years SB fails miserably due to the weather before they start talking about more. These games are scheduled years in advance with millions possibly billions going into the planning. A blizzard that develops in a few days could ruin everything. THATS why they should be in warm weather domed stadiums.

  8. spicymudbugs says: Feb 1, 2013 11:18 AM

    After next year’s disaster of a Super Bowl, this will no longer even be considered.

  9. binkystevens says: Feb 1, 2013 11:25 AM

    New Jersey is the biggest stage in the world?

  10. vincentbojackson says: Feb 1, 2013 11:32 AM

    Better get Flacco’s input first.

  11. godblessfootball says: Feb 1, 2013 11:39 AM

    Can you buy a beer larger than 16ozs?

  12. vincentbojackson says: Feb 1, 2013 11:41 AM

    A New York Superbowl is absurd. Why would anyone want pump hundreds of millions of dollars into a region just devastated by a natural disaster?

    Grow up pansies. Playoff games are played in the elements, they’re exciting, and nobody ever cries about it.

  13. gg206 says: Feb 1, 2013 11:55 AM

    And to think Tampa doesn’t get a Superbowl when it was just 85 and sunny 2 days ago and NYC does Is a travesty IMO.. Miami, Tampa, N.O, SD-with stadium, LA, Arz, should be a perm. Rotation with one other city added per cycle to reward new/ renovated stadiums.. NYC would likely get ONE under that cycle because of METLIFE.. But never again..

  14. humpofdc says: Feb 1, 2013 11:57 AM

    I understand the stadium is in NJ, but it is still in the NYC Metro area. When th US Government wanted to try the terriorist in NYC, poeple cried foul. Have the Superbowl there makes it an even bigger target!!!!

  15. closisgood says: Feb 1, 2013 11:58 AM

    NY, NY is a terrible place to live and a terrible place to visit during the winter months.

    I hope there is a blizzard so that those entitled heathens in NY never get another superbowl.
    Just a superstorm

  16. whodeytn says: Feb 1, 2013 12:00 PM

    I don’t understand why the weather is such a big deal. The Roman Colosseum had a retractable roof (valorium) nearly two thousand years ago. I don’t see why a temporary cover for the seating areas couldn’t be suspended from the top of the stadium for the benefit of all the corporate stooges in the stands. Better yet, suck it up like a football fan.
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    What?

  17. whodeytn says: Feb 1, 2013 12:01 PM

    A New York Superbowl is absurd. Why would anyone want pump hundreds of millions of dollars into a region just devastated by a natural disaster?

    Grow up pansies. Playoff games are played in the elements, they’re exciting, and nobody ever cries about it.
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    Look at Mr. Tough Guy over here

  18. bigblue67 says: Feb 1, 2013 12:07 PM

    It’s stuff like this that makes it hard to like New Yorkers.

    How about a Chicago, Boston, Baltimore/Washington, etc. before another NYC Super Bowl?

    Or heck, let’s see how the Super Bowl goes next year before flaunting how [self]important NYC is?
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    We dont care if you like us – Keep hatin!

  19. cliffordc05 says: Feb 1, 2013 12:13 PM

    If the Super Bowl is held in New York on a regular basis it should be scheduled for Easter Sunday.

  20. ampats says: Feb 1, 2013 12:18 PM

    I for one am looking forward to the SB next year in NY. The biggest problem I forsee is the events being spread out from what I have read. There is going to be a NFL Theme Park in Midtown but some of the events,mostly around team obligations seem to be in NJ where both teams will be staying.

    As of this date this year NYC has not gotten more than an inch or two of snow and didn’t get much or any last year. The possibility of a snowstorm/blizzard is remote.

    The game is being played in the elements for which the game was founded on.

  21. steelersnowand4ever says: Feb 1, 2013 12:19 PM

    I am an old fashioned football purist. Football was meant to be played in cold weather. I long for the days when Green Bay played in Minnesota outdoors at the old stadium before the Metrodome was build. You never heard the likes of Bart Starr, or the Purple People Eaters defense complain about how cold it was. I never once heard any of my Steelers players from back in the day grip about the cold. So, let the North have some outdoor games! It would be great for Green Bay to host one!!

  22. whodeytn says: Feb 1, 2013 12:21 PM

    We dont care if you like us – Keep hatin!
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    Oh we will.

  23. wsnygiantfan says: Feb 1, 2013 12:22 PM

    Forget the fact of the Superbowl being played there. The real issue is that MetLife stadium sucks! I am a Giant fan, always have been and will be. But there is nowhere to sit or stand to eat, no place nice to hang out.
    I went to Cowboys stadium for the Dallas v Giants game in Dec 2011, and let me tell you that is a stadium. Makes MetLife look like a toilet bowl. Had open areas with tables, seats, bars, tv’s, really nice. And they have a roof, and it was built for 1/2 Billion less than MetLife.

    That will be the real issue with having a SB in Giants Stadium. (Sorry, MetLife stadium)

  24. nebster21 says: Feb 1, 2013 12:24 PM

    cannot wait til it goes to NY and is a big flop just like the Giants this year. Isnt that right BigBlue67

  25. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Feb 1, 2013 12:35 PM

    I hope it snows like crazy. Those are the best games.

  26. 7ransponder says: Feb 1, 2013 12:43 PM

    If you’re gonna have multiple Super Bowls in a cold weather climate, do it in the new Minneapolis stadium. Plenty to do downtown and we have the most extensive skyway system in the country, so you can navigate almost all of downtown without once stepping foot outside.

    Plus, hey, our people are nicer to you here than they are in NY/NJ.

  27. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 1, 2013 12:43 PM

    I hope there is a blinding snowstorm when the Superbowl is played in New York so we can stop all this silliness. This sense of entitlement that New York has is embarrassing to themselves and to the NFL.

  28. dexterismyhero says: Feb 1, 2013 1:26 PM

    will they have zip lines to lower Manhattan?

  29. krank00 says: Feb 1, 2013 1:29 PM

    Do you really want something other than preparation and talent to decide the outcome of the “greatest Sporting Event in North America”. We can not change the possibility of Referee mistakes or bad luck but we can take the weather out of the equation.

    It was a bad idea to do it once to do it twice would be a travesty. It does not matter what selfish people want it matters what makes since.

  30. hooks024 says: Feb 1, 2013 1:29 PM

    we know how to handle inclement weather in New York. a foot of snow cripples Dallas and Atlanta. we slow down and drive the speed limit. struggling with weather is not an issue. lets not be naive. it’s about not disrupting big passing offenses. nobody wants a Superbowl to end with a final score of 14-10. that’s not exciting.

  31. sicklnick121 says: Feb 1, 2013 1:35 PM

    I think every stadium should be eligible to host a superbowl, no matter what the weather or area offers. Its only fair. Further more I believe what ever team wins the Superbowl they should be awarded the priviliage to host the following superbowl

  32. eatitfanboy says: Feb 1, 2013 1:39 PM

    Anyone who thinks this is a good idea should spend one rush hour trying to get from the city to the stadium. On a normal day. In perfect weather.

    Now imagine a hundred thousand or so out-of-towners in potentially bad weather.

    Could it go well? Possibly. But there are so many variables that could make it a disaster that I am shocked they would bother to try.

    If you’re planning on staying in the city and going to the game next year, I’ve got two words for you:

    Leave early.

  33. pepper75 says: Feb 1, 2013 2:13 PM

    Everyone seems to be forgetting December 28th, 1958. 40 total points, sudden death overtime and earned the nickname “The Greatest Game Ever Played”.
    Where was it played? New York. (It may not have been a neutral site back in ’58 but that didn’t stop the visiting team.)
    The average temperature in Greater New York in early February is abour 40-degrees (4 degrees celsius for Marc Trestman).
    The arguments for weather having a negative impact on the quality of game of is laughable. If anything, it would improve the memorability of the game.
    If you choose to believe geography can rob the rightful winner of the game, by that logic you must demand a neutral site for the Conference Championship games, the Divisional Round and the Wild Card round.
    The Midwest and Eastern Seaboard are all deserving locations to host a Superbowl as what they may lack in sunshine and balmy temperatures they would more than make up for in ambiance memorability.

  34. sicklnick121 says: Feb 1, 2013 2:16 PM

    And you dont think there is any traffic in any other city?

  35. damon089 says: Feb 1, 2013 4:04 PM

    Go ahead, I’ll enjoy the Giants being cursed. Might as well have it every year

  36. southpaw77 says: Feb 1, 2013 5:15 PM

    Some of the most epic games were in the cold, the ice bowl, the Patriots tuck rule game, the drive, etc.

    So what is the big deal, divison 1 college football already cozies up to the programs of the south and west coast by having games in nice weather and mostly near their home turfs. Real football is played in elements- the NFL playoffs, and division 2 and 3 in college play their playoffs in homes of cold weather cities if they earned that right.

    Not a Packers fan but doesn’t it make sense for Green Bay to host one Super bowl? The Lombardi trophy is named after Vince Lombardi after all.

  37. rayguyreturns says: Feb 1, 2013 8:30 PM

    Oh how fun. A snow game where the final score is 3-0 from two teams that average 29 points a game for the season.
    Or worse you have one passing team vs. one running team. Nobody can grip the ball, there’s 7-8 fumbles, no passing to speak of, and they have to clear the snow with removal equipment so you can see the yardage stripes.
    Yeah New York. (eye roll).

  38. larrydavid7000 says: Feb 2, 2013 1:56 AM

    I am personally hopping for another disaster like they had in dallass 2 years ago. could not happened to a better place.

  39. rabbdogg says: Feb 2, 2013 3:07 AM

    the only people that think football was meant to be played in cold weather are the people that live in cold weather…

  40. noring4youstill says: Feb 2, 2013 7:23 AM

    Why don’t you wait and see how horrible this first one will turn out before you start begging for more.

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