Besides the New York-New Jersey bid, which other cities are in the running for the 2014 Super Bowl?
Tampa and South Florida. Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls and South Florida/Miami has hosted 10 Super Bowls. Because improvements are needed for South Florida's stadium (Land Shark Stadium), Tampa is believed to have the edge. New York-New Jersey is considered the front-runner.
How do owners vote for the bids?
With three finalists, owners are expected to eliminate one city, then vote on the remaining two bids. A simple majority is required for the winning bid.
What are the positives for a New York-New Jersey Super Bowl?
The New York area's vibrant entertainment scene is considered a major draw, and parties are planned for places such as the Museum of Natural History, Liberty State Park and the Jacob K. Javits Center. The new stadium, which will open this season, is considered one of the top venues and has state-of-the-art facilities for players and fans.
Weather clearly is the biggest obstacle. There are concerns about snow not only affecting the game but fans traveling to and from the stadium.
Will other outdoor Super Bowls be approved if the New York-New Jersey bid wins?
Not necessarily. This is considered a one-shot deal at this point, although some owners who have teams that play outdoors in northern cities might see this as a chance to attract a Super Bowl to their stadiums.