The Denver Broncos have confirmed that they, along with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are going to bid for the Super Bowl in 2018, 2019 or 2020. Owner, Pat Bowlen has long maintained that one of his goals was to bring the Super Bowl to the City of Denver. Whether it happens or not remains to be seen but the NFL can no longer use the excuse of weather as a reason for not awarding the game to the Mile High City.
The Super Bowl in 2014 will be played at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, another cold weather city. The success or lack of success of that game will go along way into determining the fate of the Broncos bid. If New Jersey is a success, then Denver has a real shot at hosting the game. If it is a flop which many believe it will be, then Denver can forget about it.
Part of the bid from Mayor Hancock and the Broncos will be the fact that the City of Denver often gets a bad rap in terms of their winter weather. It is just as likely to be in the 50’s or 60’s as it is in the teens or 20’s. When Bowlen asked the fans to build the Broncos a new stadium back in the late 90’s he told the fans that a future Super Bowl could be a possibility.
Will it happen? It’s probably a long shot but it is a shot worth taking. It’s true that New York is also a cold weather city but it is New York. Those of us who have lived here our whole lives know that the city and the state would do a great job, but I’m not sure that feeling is shared outside of Colorado.
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