Next year’s game in New York/New Jersey will be the first Super Bowl played outdoors in a cold place. But it may not be the last.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie says that he’s optimistic Philadelphia will get to host a Super Bowl in the future.
“Growing up in Boston, I went to more great games in snow conditions,” Lurie told the Philadelphia Daily News. “Some of the most memorable games I’ve ever been to were very difficult and wonderful conditions. I would have no fear of it snowing — as long as there’s no public safety issue that day, I think it would be great if it’s snowing a bit.”
Asked if he will work to bring the Super Bowl to Philadelphia, Lurie said, “I will. Yes, I will. If it’s a success, New York will help us.”
If New York is a success, we’re likely to see most of the NFL’s cold-weather cities with open-air stadiums saying they want a Super Bowl, too.