Which City Will Host The Super Bowl in 2019? The Cold-Weather Contenders
Despite the Denver Broncos getting completely routed by the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, the first cold-weather Super Bowl went rather smoothly for New Jersey and New York. Fans in the open-air MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., enjoyed rather balmy temperatures in the low 50s during the afternoon — a stark contrast to today's snowy weather, which has caused hundreds of flight cancellations and stranded some fans at New York metro airports. The biggest problems of the night seemed to stem from New Jersey Transit trains — or rather, the lack thereof (as usual) — as people streaming into and out of the stadium waited for hours to board mass transit.
Now, other "cold" cities are clamoring for a piece of the Super Bowl. Arizona, California, and Houston are all lined up to host the next few games, and in 2018, either finalists Indianapolis, New Orleans, or Minneapolis will be hosting. If Minneapolis loses, the next chance for a cold-weather Super Bowl is in 2019. But can cities like Philadelphia, Denver, or Chicago handle a Super Bowl? We take a look at the pros and cons.