Sunday, March 27, 2011

Miami, Tampa fall in 2014 Super Bowl chase

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Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai runs with the ball as New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (L) and middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma (R) fail to stop him in the first quarter during the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Florida, February 7, 2010.

BEIJING, May 26 -- The U.S. National Football League (NFL) has chose the New York region as the site for the 2014 Super Bowl, lefting out Miami and Tampa in the cold, according to AP reports Tuesday.

Now Miami begins looking to host the football's biggest spectacle in 2015, while Tampa said it is mulling its next move.

"The sooner the better," Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said.

"They did everything right, but I think the cards were stacked against the typical sunshine climate for the Super Bowl and the tradition we've had in the past," said Sandy McKinnon, chair of Tampa's host committee. "I think they'll wait and see how this one turns out in 2014 before they'll do it again."

NFL owners Tuesday approved the joint New York/New Jersey bid, awarding the 2014 Super Bowl to the new 1.6 billion U.S. dollars open-air stadium in East Rutherford.

In the past, the NFL has traditionally insisted that the Super Bowl must be held in areas where the external temperature exceeds 50 degrees Farenheit (10 degrees Celsius) -- or in a stadium with a dome or closed roof.


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