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New Meadowlands Gets Preliminary Approval for SB In 2014

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According to the Jets official website, the New Meadowlands Stadium has been given preliminary approval to host the 2014 Super Bowl. In a unusual move a northern city is under consideration with the understanding that this is a 'unique' bid. 

After receiving preliminary approval to bid from the National Football League, the future home of the New York Jets and New York Giants is mounting a full-scale campaign to capture the hosting rights for Super Bowl 2014, the New Meadowlands Stadium Company announced today.

The new stadium, which plays host to its first NFL season in 2010, got the go-ahead from the NFL owners' Super Bowl Advisory Committee, which approved the New Meadowlands Stadium's application to bid despite the traditional requirement that Super Bowl host regions have a minimum temperature of 50 degrees or a climate-controlled indoor stadium.

The approval was granted with the understanding that the bid would be a unique, once-only circumstance based on the opportunity to celebrate the new stadium and the great heritage and history of the NFL in the New York region.

The preliminary proposal is due on April 1st with the winner announced at the end of May. This would offer a great deal of revenue and work to the NY/NJ area, Bringing the biggest game in football to the biggest stage in the world. The bid committee will be chaired by Woody Johnson and has already received support from New Jersey Gov.-elect Chris Christie, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, New York Gov. David Paterson and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.