New Meadowlands stadium to host 2014 Super Bowl

The 2014 Super Bowl is coming to the Garden State.

NFL owners have decided to put professional football's biggest game in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands stadium that's about to become home to the New York Giants and Jets.

The game will be played in early February in a stadium without a roof.

The move marks the first time the NFL has picked a cold-weather site to hold the game outdoors. The 48th Super Bowl will almost certainly be colder than the Super Bowl's record low of 39 degrees at kickoff. That came at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans in 1972.

News 12 New Jersey meteorologist James Gregorio says February temperatures in northern New Jersey are usually 24 to 40 degrees.

Officials say the Garden State could also see an economic boost as a result of hosting the big game. Organizers have estimated an economic impact from the game of $500 million-$550 million on the region.

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