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25

New Meadowlands Stadium To Host Super Bowl

posted by: Site Admin | Jets Off-field | 2 comments

New Meadowlands Stadium To Host Super Bowl

Today, the NFL’s 32 owners voted to award Super Bowl XLVIII to the new home of the Giants and Jets, which means that the 2010 Super Bowl will become the first one played in cold weather environment.

The New Jersey/New York bid, which defeated South Florida and Tampa Bay for the 2014 game, was considered the favorite heading into today's secret-ballot vote at the league meetings. The game is projected to pump $550M into the New York-New Jersey economy and be the impetus for the Giants and Jets to get a naming rights deal worth at least $500M for their new stadium.

In a 16-game regular season, the Super Bowl is played on the first Sunday in February, which would make Feb. 2 the day in 2014. But the NFL is strongly considering an expansion of the regular season to 17 or 18 games, which would push the Super Bowl back either one or two weeks.

The AFC team will practice at the Giants facility in East Rutherford; the NFC team at the Jets facility in Florham Park. Each has an indoor field house.

Tags: stadium, super bowl, meadownlands

Comments

  • Hemi – 05/26/2010 09:00:57 am

    Once in a lifetime opportunity for us to see a Super Bowl, but I can just imagine what a ticket will cost.

  • Petrozza – 05/26/2010 11:55:18 pm

    I'd guess somewhere around $1,500 at least...

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