26 May 2010

New York to host Superbowl 2014

2:43 pm on 26 May 2010

The 2014 American football Super Bowl will be played at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the first time the NFL has picked a cold-weather location to host the game in an outdoor stadium.

The 2 and a half billion-dollar stadium in East Rutherford, is the new home of the New York Jets and New York Giants.

It doesn't have a roof, and the league made an exception for the New York area, and New York only.

While the prospect of putting the Super Bowl in America's biggest media market had some salivating, it took four votes for NFL owners to pick the venue over two cities in Florida.

The backdrop of New York will provide extra glamour to the already glitzy event, but security will also be a big issue in the Big Apple.

It was the weather, however, that created most of the buzz at the announcement.