Gillette Stadium to host Super Bowl LII in 2018? It does have a nice ring to it. That is an idea Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, and many Patriot fans, is entertaining.
Generally played in warmer climates and indoor stadiums where weather is not a factor, the Super Bowl this year will be played in New Jersey in MetLife Stadium during the cold, bitter winter season. Depending on the condition and outcome of the game, it could set a precedence for other outdoor stadiums to host the championship game. Kraft has already mentioned he would be interested in the idea, and with him playing such an influential role in helping facilitate the end of the NFL lockout, it would be hard to imagine the league would not consider his bid.
Opponents may argue against the unfair advantage of cold weather games for some teams, but the league is taking a chance with this year’s Super Bowl. Besides, unpredictability has always been a part of the NFL and is part of what makes the games so exciting. Taxpayers in the state may argue against having to fund the bidding and renovating process. Despite these arguments, the benefits of hosting the Super Bowl far outweigh the negatives. Could the most anticipated sporting event of the year and most important day of the football season be coming to Foxboro or are those chances as slim as Tim Tebow starting for an NFL team?
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