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Super Bowl XLVIII facts

File photo of the field of the new

File photo of the field of the new Meadowlands Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets football teams. (April 8, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Super Bowl XLVIII (that's 48) was awarded to the New York area Tuesday.

It is the first time the game will be played outdoors in a cold-weather city. Normally, cold weather cities cannot even bid on the game, but the league decided to make a special exception for the Jets and Giants.

The game will be played on either Feb. 2, 9 or 16, 2014, depending on the format of the season and schedule.

The game will be played in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands Stadium, which is the new home of the Jets and Giants.

The average temperature range for the Meadowlands area during February is 24 to 40 degrees.. The coldest Super Bowl was 39 degrees when it was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans in 1972.

No team has played the Super Bowl in its home stadium.

- AP


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