The Seattle Seahawks are traveling to New Jersey to play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl next week, something that the NFL is asking teams to do for the first time in Super Bowl history. Never before have we had a cold weather Super Bowl but if all goes well in New Jersey next week, it could be the start of a trend.
Seattle isn’t as frigid as New Jersey is, but it’s still not like playing San Diego or Miami. But now that New Jersey has a Super Bowl, the Seahawks are wondering what there chances are of ever hosting a future Super Bowl inside the the most hip stadium in professional sports.
According to the Tacoma News Tribune, Seattle Sports Commission executive director Ralph Mortion and the Seahawks are trying to position themselves so that they can successfully bid for a Super Bowl down the road.
“Everything needs to align just right,” Morton said. “It’s going to come down to the Seahawks and [owner] Paul Allen [wanting to place a bid]. And the community will need to step up in a major way. . . . It will be a significant effort, not something to be taken lightly.”
The NFL loves to hand Super Bowls to new stadiums, and MetLife Stadium is the first time the league has christened a cold weather stadium with a Super Bowl. CenturyLink Field is not a new building, but it’s currently the most popular and happens to be located in a hip metropolitan city, which means we could see a Super Bowl in Seattle in the very near future.