MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, will play host to the 2014 Super Bowl. This will be the first time in the history of the NFL that football’s biggest game will intentionally be played outdoors in a cold environment. However, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie would like the trend to continue at Lincoln Financial Field in the near future.
“Growing up in Boston, I went to more great games in snow conditions,” Lurie told the Philadelphia Daily News. “Some of the most memorable games I’ve ever been to were very difficult and wonderful conditions. I would have no fear of it snowing — as long as there’s no public safety issue that day, I think it would be great if it’s snowing a bit.”
I have to agree with Lurie on this one. I was very excited to find out that the Super Bowl is going to be played outdoors in a stadium that has a realistic possibility of snow in early February. I think it adds so much more to the game, especially in a sport that was meant to be played outside in bad weather conditions. I personally hope that there is enough snow that makes the game look like it is being played inside a snow globe. Of course, this would only be good as long as fan safety does not become an issue.
Most people would disagree with me on this because they feel that the Super Bowl is meant to be played in a warm environment where people can have a good time outside. Coming from someone who has been to several games at Lambeau Field, both in warm and cold weather, snow is the way to go when watching football in person.
Lurie has insisted that he will do everything in his power to convince the NFL that a Super Bowl in Philadelphia is a great idea.