Jets and Giants propose cold Super Bowl

The under-construction Giants Stadium, front, and the older and still in use Giants Stadium, are shown in this aerial photo Sunday, March 22, 2009 in East Rutherford, N.J. The New York Jets and New York Giants hope to open the 2010 season with a $1.6 billion stadium they say will feature wider spaces, easier access and high-tech capabilities unseen in other pro sports facilities _ including Giants Stadium, where both teams play now. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

December 18, 2009 9:14:53 AM PST
The Giants and Jets want to bring the Super Bowl to their new stadium in New Jersey in 2014.

After receiving approval from a league committee to bid on an NFL title game, the teams announced on Thursday that they will submit a proposal to host what would be a cold weather title game in four years.

The new 82,500-seat stadium is scheduled to open next year.

The NFL owners' Super Bowl Advisory Committee allowed the bid despite the traditional requirement that host regions have a minimum temperature of 50 degrees or indoor stadiums.

The advisory committee gave approval with the understanding that the bid represents a unique, once-only circumstance to celebrate the new stadium and the great heritage of the NFL in the New York region.


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