In this April 8, 2010, file photo, a view of the field of the new Meadowlands Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets football teams is shown in East Rutherford, N.J. NFL owners voted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, to play the February 2014 Super Bowl in the new $1.6 billion stadium that's about to become home to the New York Jets and Giants. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Break out the parkas! The 2014 Super Bowl
will be held in New Jersey and it won't be indoors.
NFL owners have voted to put the championship game in the new
$1.6 billion Meadowlands stadium that's about to become home to the
New York Jets and Giants. It does not have a roof and it will be
It is the first time the NFL has picked a known cold-weather
site to hold the game outdoors. The 48th Super Bowl in East
Rutherford, N.J., will almost certainly be colder than the Super
Bowl's record low of 39 degrees at kickoff. That came at Tulane
Stadium in New Orleans in 1972.
Bid organizers say February temperatures in northern New Jersey
are usually 24 to 40 degrees. Two Florida cities, Miami and Tampa,
were the other bidders.
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