As momentum toward New York/New Jersey hosting Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 increased Tuesday, reports of other teams with open-air stadiums in non-warm-weather cities also wanting the game began to surface.
The official announcement then opened a Pandora’s box in regards to hosting a Super Bowl.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder told The Washington Post that D.C. deserves to host the game. While Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti expressed some concern over an outdoor championship game in Baltimore, his coach, John Harbaugh, was all for it, according to Baltimoreravens.com.
In his address to the media at the NFL Spring Meeting, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn’t as willing to set that precedent when asked if the winning bid by New York/New Jersey is an indication of future Super Bowl sites.
“I think each game is going to be made on an individual basis,” Goodell said. “I do believe that New York is a unique market, and I think the membership recognizes that. It’s the No. 1 market in our country, and in many cases around the world. I think, from that standpoint, it will be a great experience for our fans. It will be a great experience for the NFL. And I’m confident that the bid they put together will be a great event.”