Sam SpiegelmanAs NFL cities across the country anxiously await the announcement for future Super Bowl destinatiosn, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch remains focuses on XLVIII.
Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played in the New York-New Jersey area, is just more than eight months. It will mark the first ever cold-weather Super Bowl, which of course, could alter the landscape for selecting host cities going forward.
The biggest concern, in skeptic’s eyes, is the weather.
It’ll be February and it’ll be cold, but Tisch said barring a snow-pacalyptic catastrophe, the event could be great.
“I would like a cold, blue sky, great sort of beautiful New York/New Jersey evening … I think it could be great,” Tisch said during the NFL spring meetings in Boston on Tuesday. ”I think we’re going to be ready for any contingency … The one thing that I think would hurt us is a serious midweek blizzard.”
While New York precedes the Giants on the team logo, the games are played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII will be an event that needs coordination between both states.
Playing both politician and weatherman Tuesday, Tisch knows how critical February’s game will be for the future of the NFL and cold-weather cities like Chicago or Boston, which may want to host the NFL’s biggest game in the future.
“Both states are cooperating. There’s a lot to organize, a lot of coordination. State agencies and city agencies have to agree to agree … The city is going to be ready. I think the fans are going to be into it. I Think it’s going to build even more towards the kickoff and really the first cold-weather Super Bowl ever,” Tisch said.
“It’s tough to predict the weather in May … But [February's weather] is going to become a preoccupation once we get into the football season.”
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