The Jets and Giants are eager to host another Super Bowl.
Jets owner Woody Johnson said today at the league meeting that the two New York teams want to bring the game back to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which allows for media events in the media capital of the world.
“We are as serious as you can get,” Johnson said, via Newsday.
Not everyone likes the idea of a cold-weather city with an outdoor stadium getting a Super Bowl, and Johnson acknowledged that “we lucked out” two years ago, when Super Bowl Sunday was unseasonably warm. But Johnson said the venue is good enough to be worth the risk of a blizzard.
It will be a while before the New York area gets a Super Bowl. The next two Super Bowls have already been awarded to Houston and Minnesota, and cities including Atlanta, Miami, Indianapolis and New Orleans are all considered ahead of New York in the rotation. The new Los Angeles stadium is also certain to host a Super Bowl, likely in 2021.
But eventually, another Super Bowl is likely to be played at MetLife Stadium. Perhaps in the snow.