Multiple sources close to SportsFullCircle are reporting that there is a “very likely chance” that the Meadowlands will receive the rights to host the Super Bowl in 2014. It would become one of the few cold-weather Super Bowls to ever be played, bringing new meaning to the championship game for a sport that is destined to be played in the tundra.
-Representatives of the 32 teams will meet in Dallas tomorrow to officially vote on the location of the game, as the Meadowlands square off against destinations in Tampa and Miami.
-This year will be the first year of the new stadium, as it will be appealing to voters due to its abilities to be converted rather quickly to a neutral site. The Giants and Jets will utilize this factor for the foreseeable future.
-If the vote gets passed, many estimates claim that the economies for New Jersey and New York could receive up to $500 million in the days leading up to and after the big game. It could also assist in selling the PSL’s for the stadium, which has been a cause of concern for owners of the two teams.
Upon hearing about the possible passing of the vote, Giants co-owner Jon Tisch asserted his belief in the bid.
“We certainly think that our bid is compelling,” Tisch told The Star-Ledger. “So to hear initially that some of the owners think it’s a good idea makes us feel like we’re doing something that’s appropriate, and that the league will benefit and ownership will benefit from having the Super Bowl in New York City.”
SFC will have an official announcement on the vote tomorrow, so please stay tuned.