The Giants and Jets have won approval to bid for the Super Bowl to be played in 2014. That can be counted as a sign of growth from the owner's Super Bowl committee, who have previously held steadfast to the policy that Super Bowls must be played in either a dome or regions where the normal temperature does not dip below 50 degrees.
If the Giants and Jets were to get the bid, it would be a one-time only deal to recognize the new Meadowlands Stadium. The league has often dangled Super Bowls as incentives for teams to build new edifices.
"The National Football League and our organization are blessed with a great tradition in the metropolitan New York region, and the Giants and Jets new home is a continuation of that tradition," said Giants president and CEO John Mara. "Our building playing host to the Super Bowl in 2014 would allow our organizations and this region to celebrate that tradition with our biggest game, and we welcome the opportunity to work with our community to make that happen."
Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said, "Even though our stadium is months away from completion, with this bid, it is setting an early precedent of what’s to come. The stadium’s quest to host Super Bowl XLVIII is a testament to our commitment to serve as a beacon for the very best."
The Giants must submit their proposal by April 1, and will know whether they were awarded the bid by the end of May.