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NFL says halftime show for Super Bowl 2014 a go


Super Bowl 2014 will be played in New Jersey on February 2
Super Bowl 2014 will be played in New Jersey on February 2

Staff writers

February 5, 2013 — Cold and wintery weather was a concern raised about Super Bowl 2014, which is set to be played in New Jersey next year -- but NFL officials say the show will go on.

Some players already expressing their concerns about playing a cold-weather Super Bowl
Some players already expressing their concerns about playing a cold-weather Super Bowl

Super Bowl 48 will be the first to be played outdoors in a cold weather environment.

The game is scheduled for February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just outside of New York City.

With monthly average temperatures ranging from 5C to -2C, some players have already expressed their dislike for the idea of playing a cold-weather Super Bowl.

Some say in the event of a blizzard or ice-storm, it would be next to impossible to play.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg however, have a different opinion on the game.

"We are thrilled. We made this decision consciously, obviously not knowing what the weather would be, but football is meant to be played in the elements, said Goodell at a press conference in New York last month.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is also hopeful that the game will further help the healing process in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on both a psychological and economic level.

Officials say it's expected to be a tourism boom for New Jersey and New York City as the region could see an estimated $550 million in tourism.

NYC has revealed that it's planning a week of events leading up to the Super Bowl and record numbers of plows have already been reserved to help tackle whatever Mother Nature brings.

Those who tune in only for the musical entertainment factor won't be disappointed.

On Tuesday, NFL officials refuted the claim that the 2014 game would be performance-free, noting that pregame and halftime shows have already been mapped out.

With files from the New York Post

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