New York weather could influence Denver Super Bowl bid

8:58 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - Tourism boosters hope to bring the Super Bowl to Denver, possibly as soon as 2019 or 2020.

As it turns out, the weather experienced by the Denver Broncos in New York/New Jersey's 2014 game could hold some sway in the decision.

"You can't talk about the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl without talking about the weather," Ken Chin with Denver Sports said. "If we were to put in a bid to host a Super Bowl, I'm sure the weather would be on some of the individual voters' minds, but at the same time we would be happy to remind them about the AFC Championship game two days ago when it was 65 degrees and sunny. "

Like this year's host, Denver's stadium is uncovered in an area that can be hit by cold snaps and winter storms.

This has been on the minds of Broncos management and tourism officials for some time.

"If there's really terrible weather [in New York's Super Bowl] the perception is that doesn't help [Denver,]" Broncos spokesman Jim Saccomano said in 2013. "But if it's really good weather then that very beneficial to a potential bid by Denver and the Broncos."

Denver should find out this fall if it will be considered a finalist bidding for one of the next available hosting opportunities.

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