Snyder: Washington deserves a Super Bowl
IRVING, Tex.--Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said here Tuesday that D.C. deserves to host a future Super Bowl.
Snyder and the other owners are scheduled to vote during their one-day spring meeting to award the 2014 Super Bowl, possibly to the New York area. Snyder said during a midday break in the meeting, held at a Dallas-area hotel, that Washington should get a Super Bowl, whether or not New York is awarded the 2014 game.
"I think Washington should get one, no matter what," Snyder said. "It is the nation's capital."
The owners are to vote Tuesday afternoon on the 2014 game. The other bidders are Tampa and the Miami area.
The New York area is regarded by many observers as a strong favorite to get the game. The 2014 game is the next Super Bowl without a host city already assigned. Next year's game is to be in Dallas, followed by Super Bowls in Indianapolis in 2012 and New Orleans in 2013.
The league allowed the New York bid to proceed by waiving its usual requirement that a potential Super Bowl host city with an outdoor stadium have an average temperature of at least 50 degrees at that time of the year.
A vote in New York's favor Tuesday potentially could lead other cities, such as Washington, to examine the possibility of hosting a future Super Bowl. But some owners seemed to regard this as a one-time-only maneuver tied to the size of the New York market and the construction of a new stadium for the Giants and Jets.
The 2014 game would be played at that stadium, which is scheduled to open next season and is located at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
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