Improving game-day weather forecast a plus for Minneapolis Super Bowl bid?
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jan 31, 2014
NEW YORK – With the weather forecast improving by the day, the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather venue isn’t even expected to produce the coldest on-field starting temperature in Super Bowl history. According to The Weather Channel, Sunday’s forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., home of MetLife Stadium and Super Bowl XLVIII, calls for a high of 49, a low of 29, minimal to no wind and up to only a 20 percent chance of precipitation. But a blizzard on game day with the entire world watching the game and then snarled up traffic outside the stadium might not be the fresh image that would benefit Minneapolis when its detailed sales pitch is presented to the league’s owners in March. That’s good news for a league that was concerned about the possibility of a blizzard affecting a game that includes great but less than strong-armed quarterback Peyton Manning trying to lead Denver’s record-setting offense to a legacy-stamping victory over Seattle’s No. 1-ranked defense.