MetLife Stadium hosts an NFL game every weekend, and dodged a weather bullet when the Super Bowl came to town.
So why not the college football national championship game?
(Other than, you know, Greater New York-New Jersey isn’t really a college football hotbed.)
According to Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel, New Jersey officials are considering a bid to host the championship game.
Of course, the College Football Playoff is trying to draw in big markets for the 2018-20, sending out requests for proposals to multiple cities.
They won’t confirm all the cities who were sent requests for bids, but Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami have confirmed interest. Indianapolis and Minneapolis have previously mentioned interest, offering domed stadiums to offset the cold weather.
Dallas hosted the first title game of the new college system this year, and Arizona (2016) and Tampa (2017) have secured the next two games.
But apparently emboldened by the NFL’s good luck with the weather, they’re willing to try colder climates, in the eternal quest for more money in a sport of unpaid interns.