Now that the “first cold-weather Super Bowl” has come and gone (and turned out not even to be the coldest Super Bowl), it’s time for other cold-weather communities with outdoor stadiums to start making Super Bowl bids of their own.
The Associated Press notes that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already begun lobbying NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for a Super Bowl, while Daniel Snyder and Robert Kraft have spoken up for Washington and New England.
“We want a Super Bowl here, we deserve a Super Bowl here,” Snyder said last fall. “It’s the nation’s capital, it makes all the sense in the world.”
Said Kraft, “We would love one day to hold it. I’m a great supporter of playing this game in all elements.”
Some NFL cities (Green Bay, Buffalo and Cincinnati among them) just don’t have the hotel rooms and necessary infrastructure to host a Super Bowl. But weather will no longer disqualify the cities that are big enough to host the event. Get ready for more Super Bowls in northern climates.