By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek
February 1, 2013
New York officially is on the clock to host Super Bowl 48. When the game is played at Metlife Stadium next February, it’ll be the first Super Bowl held in a cold-weather city whose stadium doesn’t have a roof. New York, as the business capital of America, obviously is unique when it comes to winning a Super Bowl bid. While the NFL has been reluctant to welcome cold-weather cities into the Super Bowl rotation, don’t be surprised if teams including the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots start bidding on the game in the near future.
After New York, the game moves to Glendale for Super Bowl 49, but the league still hasn’t decided who will host the coveted Super Bowl 50 in 2016. Miami and Santa Clara are the finalists for the landmark game. Santa Clara is in the process of building a new $1.2 billion stadium. Miami, which like New Orleans has been a Super Bowl staple, has been told by the NFL it won’t get another one until Sun Life Stadium is renovated. The Dolphins recently announced a proposal to get public money for a renovation.