NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork/AP) — A hot topic throughout Super Bowl week has been Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, even thought it’s an entire year away.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that next year’s Super Bowl at the stadium used by the Giants and Jets will “have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites.”
Goodell said on Friday at his pre-Super Bowl news conference that the league “will be prepared for the weather factor” for the Feb. 2, 2014, championship game in East Rutherford, N.J. He also said he hopes that the weather is “not extreme.”
Giants co-owner John Mara said he thinks a good showing in 2014 will allow the site to “have a shot at a future” Super Bowl.
Mara added: “If not, it’ll be a much tougher sell.”
Asked about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s criticism this week about a cold-weather Super Bowl, Mara said: “There are other people who have that opinion, too, but … We think we’ll prove ourselves next year.”
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Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast on CBS, with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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