Super Bowl XLVIII
The winner of Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played at MetLife Stadium in 2014, will come from Jersey City, at least temporarily.
Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday reassured those shaken by the fatal Boston Marathon bombings that security will be tight at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium early next year.
The National Football League will “review and enhance” its security measures ahead of next week’s draft at Radio City Music Hall.
After 10 years, the long-delayed retail and entertainment complex at New Jersey’s Meadowlands may finally be entering the homestretch.
“The league is considering various options that include the possibility of delaying the contest several days in the event of a weather emergency on game day,” the report said. “The league even could decide to play the game on Saturday…”
It just feels like the Super Bowl belongs here, the biggest game in the shade of the biggest city. We don’t need a Super Bowl. But it still would be pretty cool, even if it means a few aliens in our way for a week.
“This right now, this weather, is the NFL’s worst nightmare for next year,” WFAN co-host Craig Carton said Friday.
If the weather is brutal, and New Jersey gets hit by a blizzard and the game is impacted or postponed, then what? It’s a multi-billion dollar gamble. The NFL is betting that there won’t be a blizzard and there won’t be a worst-case scenario.
There are no current plans for a halftime show during Super Bowl XLVIII because NFL officials are unsure how to stage the event in a cold-weather climate, according to a report.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was sitting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the game Sunday, and they talked about avoiding a repeat of the blackout at next year’s game at the Meadowlands.
“I think by next February, you’ll see that New Jersey will have recovered a good amount from the storm, and it will be a good way to turn the page from being victims to being survivors and thrivers,” Christie said.
As much as one might worry about the weather and such, the prospects of following up New Orleans’ 10th Super Bowl will be a task — because nobody, but nobody, throws a party like NOLA.
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.”
“Obviously (a) bad choice of words,” the Ravens QB said one day after using an insensitive term to describe his distaste for cold-weather Super Bowls.
The league got off to a good start by giving MetLife the game in 2014. Now put one in Green Bay, and New England, and Philadelphia — and maybe even Cleveland.