Last May, we found out that New York (well, technically New Jersey) beat out Tampa for the honor of hosting Super Bowl 48. Obviously, it’s intriguing because it’ll be the league’s first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl in history.
Fast forward to Tuesday, when the accompanying graphic for football’s biggest spectacle was revealed to the masses.
Per the Associated Press, commissioner Roger Goodell and the host committee officially unveiled the 2014 Super Bowl logo, which features an iced-out snow flake smack dab in the middle and the George Washington Bridge in the background.
Despite temperatures projected to be anywhere from 24-40 degrees, Goodell thinks the chilly conditions will be good for the sport.
“I think that’s great,” the NFL commissioner said Tuesday. “A little snow would be great for us. But whatever comes our way, we’re going to be prepared for it. It’s football like it was meant to be played — in the open, exposed to whatever winter throws our way,” the new print advertising campaign for the game states.”
Even though Goodell endorses the game, and doesn’t expect heavy downfall, he’s going to get severe backlash from attending fans in the off chance MetLife Stadium turns into a tundra, especially since some will have to take out second mortgage just to afford the traditionally high admission prices.