In 44 Super Bowls, there has never been snow. In fact, the coldest temperature during a game was 39 degrees, which came in 1972 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
That could all change in February, 2014, as the league announced on Tuesday that its 32 owners awarded Super Bowl XLVIII to the New York/New Jersey region.
The contest will be held at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. — the first time the big game has been held in an open-air stadium in a cold-weather region.
“I’m good with that,” John Lynch said earlier this month. “I’ve always felt like you play football outdoors all the way through the end of the year, so the big game shouldn’t be any different. I think the weather is part of the game.”