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.