Robert Kraft is used to rooting against John Mara in February, with Mara’s Giants holding two Super Bowl victories over Kraft’s Patriots in the last six years.
But this February, Kraft will be Mara’s biggest fan – assuming the two teams don’t meet in the big game, of course.
Mara’s home region of New York/New Jersey will be the site of a ground-breaking Super Bowl in nine months, as MetLife Stadium, built jointly by the owners of the Giants and Jets, will be the first open-air stadium in a cold-weather city ever to host the event.
The first 47 Super Bowls were played in warm-weather climates or domed stadiums, and on Tuesday the NFL awarded Super Bowls 50 and 51 to a couple of mild-weather cities – San Francisco and Houston.
But Kraft and the other 31 NFL owners will be watching this February’s Super Bowl intently. If all goes well logistically in New York, which has an average low temperatures of 22 degrees in February, why can’t the Boston area one day host the NFL’s signature game?
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