Super Suspense: Decision Due Today on NJ Bowl Bid

Giants and Jets hoping to minimize weather woes as football owners decide

By Andrew Siff
|  Tuesday, May 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:14 AM EDT
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, talks with New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez after the official signing ceremony of the 2014 Super Bowl bid, Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at New Meadowands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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The Giants and Jets are in Texas -- and for once, they don't have to worry about the Cowboys.

Team officials are in Big D -- actually in Irving, just outside of Dallas -- to make their Big P, as in presentation at Tuesday's NFL owners meeting. If they're successful in convincing the other teams to support their bid, then East Rutherford, NJ, will be the site of the first ever Super Bowl in an uncovered cold-weather Stadium.

The decision could come around 4 p.m. Easter Standard Time.

"The 2014 Super Bowl at New Meadowlands Stadium would surely prove to be a history-making event of unmatched excitement," wrote the four Senators from the Metropolitan Area, in a joint letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Senators Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer tried to downplay concerns that the big game could be overshadowed by a big blizzard.

"We understand that the main hesitation regarding a Super Bowl in our region may be the weather. We do not think this is reason alone to forgo the nation's most dynamic area," the letter continues.

New Meadowlands Stadium, which opens this week with a Bon Jovi concert on Wednesday, has a seating capacity of 82,500, including more than 200 luxury suites, considered a major attraction for corporations and big-spenders during the weeks leading up to a Super Bowl.

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