After a successful cold weather Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, a number of teams in cold weather cities are beginning to fantasize about hosting a Super Bowl of their own.
The Philadelphia Eagles have not been shy about their own desire, but the cross-town rival Pittsburgh Steelers are also interested in the idea.
Steelers President Art Rooney II says that a Super Bowl would be great for the Steel City.
“I think it would be great for our city,” Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “This, in some people’s mind, is the birthplace of professional football. We certainly have a great tradition of being a football kind of town. I think it would be a great thing for us to do at some point.”
While it would be nice for a small market like Pittsburgh to host the game, it likely will not be possible.
Pittsburgh simply isn’t big enough to host an event of that caliber and the traffic that would come from all of those looking to attend the game would be an absolute trainwreck.
So while Rooney has every right to discuss the option, no one should be getting their hopes up.