To say being chosen as the host city for the Super Bowl is a “big deal” would be a huge understatement. It’s one of the most hyped, anticipated announcements of the year—not just for the cities but for fans and players as well.
On May 25, 2010 it was announced that the 2014 Super Bowl would be awarded to MetLife Stadium and would be co-hosted by New York and New Jersey. The announcement delighted fans worldwide, as one of the biggest games in sports was set to be cohosted by one of the most famous and vibrant cities in the world.
At the same time, many wondered what they might expect from the first ever non-domed stadium in a cold-weather city. We will all find out together come February 2, 2014.
History of Host cities
The Super Bowl has seen many firsts, and 2014 will be no different. It is the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl, as well as the first to be co-hosted by states.
As of the 2013 Super Bowl 27 out of 47 Super Bowls have been played in just three cities. New Orleans and Miami have hosted the game ten times each, and Los Angeles, seven times. Non-NFL stadiums have hosted the Super Bowl 9 times (Rose Bowl, five times).
This is not the first time the Super bowl has been played in a northern city. Twice the Super Bowl was played in the Detroit area, once in Minneapolis and the other in Indianapolis. However besides having been located in northern cities, these arenas also all had something else in common—retractable roofs.
New York City had a prior opportunity to host the Super Bowl in 2010, at the proposed West Side Stadium, but funding issues resulted in that game being awarded to Miami.
New York City: Home of Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII will be unique, in that it presents an opportunity for not just one, but two teams to possibly compete for the Super Bowl in their home stadium (At 0-4 and 2-2 the New York Giants and New York Jets have a way to go, but the season is still young!) And not to count them out, but IF neither team makes it, there’s still plenty of opportunities to see history made including these non occurrences:
• The first shutout (no team has gone scoreless)
• The first game with snow fall
• An all-wild card Super Bowl
• A punt return for a TD
• Overtime--We can’t believe it either, but there’s never been a Super Bowl that went to overtime!
• The Browns, Lions, Jaguars and Texans could make it to their FIRST EVER Super Bowl
Fans, players and media alike will converge in the Big Apple and throughout New Jersey to catch all the football festivities (including a half-time performance by Bruno Mars) and enjoy all that the two states have to offer.
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