Super Bowl 2014 will take place Sunday, February 2nd. The 48th installment of the Super Bowl will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York metropolitan area will be hosting an NFL Championship Game for the first time since the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants in Yankee Stadium in 1962. The AFL Championship Game was played in New York in 1968, while the USFL Championship Game took place at the old Giants Stadium in 1985.
Super Bowl 2014: Cold-Weather Game
Super Bowl XLVIII will mark the first time that the game is played in a cold-weather city with a stadium that does not have a roof or a dome. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said that Super Bowl 2014 will serve as a test for hosting future Super Bowls in cold-weather cities.
The billion-dollar facility first opened in April 2010 and holds over 82,000 fans. MetLife Stadium was chosen over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Super Bowl 2014: Giants, Jets
For the 47th consecutive year, the home team failed in its bid to host the Super Bowl when the New Orleans Saints missed the playoffs last season. In 2014, two teams will have the opportunity to host the game, as MetLife Stadium is the home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets.
The Giants recently won it all during the 2007 and 2011 seasons. Both times the Giants defeated the New England Patriots for the championship. The Giants followed up their Super Bowl victory in 2012 by missing the playoffs. The Giants have won four Super Bowl titles in franchise history, with their wins coming in California, Florida, Arizona and Indiana, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Jets were victorious in their only Super Bowl appearance. However, that was in Super Bowl III during the 1968 season. The Jets beat the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts in Miami. The Jets were just 6-10 during the 2012 season.
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