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Broncos interested in hosting Super Bowl

Mike Klis
The Denver Post
Vail, CO Colorado

Anybody got a Farmer’s Almanac?

If the NFL is going to open the Super Bowl to cold-weather venues, the Broncos would be open to the idea. Make that guardedly open.

“Who wouldn’t want to host the Super Bowl?” said Joe Ellis, the Broncos’ chief operating officer and top deputy to owner Pat Bowlen. “But the weather guidelines say New York is a one-time exception. Pat’s inclination would be to wait and see how it goes in New York. Our expectation is that it will remain a one-time exception to the rule. But you never know.”

Until this week, the NFL had required its Super Bowl host city to have an average temperature of at least 50 degrees for the day of the game, or for that city to have a domed stadium.

An exception was made this week when NFL owners approved the 2014 Super Bowl to be played in the New York/New Jersey market, where the average temperature in early February is between 24 to 40-degrees. The game will be played at the $1.6 billion Meadowlands Stadium scheduled to open in August.

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