Super Bowl X L V I I I
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Super Bowl XLVIII is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2013 season. It is scheduled to be held on February 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with kickoff scheduled for 6:25pm EST (UTC-05:00).
This will be the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold weather environment, the first played on February 2, the first to be played outdoors on artificial turf (in this case FieldTurf) since Super Bowl X at the Miami Orange Bowl, and the first in which two US states (New York and New Jersey) will share hosting duties. It is also the first time since Super Bowl XLIV, and just the second time in the past twenty seasons, that the #1 seeds from each conference will meet to decide the championship. The game will feature the league's top offense (Denver) vs. the top defense (Seattle), which has not occurred since Super Bowl XXXVII.
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII.
Three stadiums were part of the bidding to host the game:
MetLife Stadium-East Rutherford, New Jersey
Raymond James Stadium-Tampa, Florida
Sun Life Stadium-Miami Gardens, Florida
Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls (XVIII, XXV, XXXV, XLIII). South Florida / Miami has hosted ten Super Bowls (II, III, V, X, XIII, XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI, and XLIV).
South Florida/Miami was eliminated in the second round of voting. New Jersey beat Tampa in the fourth round of voting, after receiving a simple majority.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first Super Bowl held at an open-air stadium in a "cold-weather" city; previous Super Bowls in cold-weather cities were held at indoor stadiums. The coldest outdoor Super Bowl of the first 47 games was Super Bowl VI, held at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 16, 1972, with a kickoff temperature of 39 `F (4`C). However, New Orleans usually has a humid subtropical climate, with January morning lows averaging around 46`F (8`C) and daily highs around 63`F (17`C); also, all New Orleans Super Bowls since XII have been played at the indoor Superdome. Since Super Bowl X in 1976, all but one outdoor Super Bowl has been played in either California or Florida, the exception being Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has indicated that if Super Bowl XLVIII is successful, additional "cold-weather" Super Bowls will be considered.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first NFL championship game to be held in the New York metropolitan area since December 30, 1962, when the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants in the original Yankee Stadium, 16-7. Since then, two other major pro football leagues have held title games in the area
January 21st, 2014
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