The Big Apple has huge appeal when it comes to pop culture and entertainment. New York City has hosted prize Heavyweight Championship fights, World Series Games, NBA Championship Games, Stanley Cup Finals, and even two Wrestlemanias. How about a Super Bowl, shouldn’t that be in the mix now? Super Bowls have been played in cold weather cities, but with the winter blast of 2009-2010, can the NFL risk having such a storm interfer with the biggest sporting event of the year? I say no. New York is a great venue for sports, but an outdoor game played in New Jersey risking being snowed out is too much at stake. Imagine a 1-2 foot snow storm the night before. What are you going to do, postpone the Super Bowl? Settle for less than 20,000 people in the stands because people cannot make it there? Apparently I am not the only one who feels this way.
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is opposed to New York hosting a Super Bowl, and he’s presenting a doomsday scenario for what a New York winter could mean for America’s biggest sporting event.
“I’m not sold on it,” Bisciotti said. “The idea of cold weather certainly doesn’t scare us. The idea of a two-foot snowstorm does. After what we’ve been through in Baltimore in the last three months, you really have to wonder if logistically it’s possible the darn thing could get postponed. I don’t think you could get people into the Meadowlands, 70,000 people into the Meadowlands, in a two-foot snowstorm in New York.”
The result is expected today, and most think it will be New York. Regardless of the fact, heated debates will continue.