Super Bowl Sunday could find its way to Seattle some time after 2015 if the Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has his way. Q13 reported Sunday that the Seahawks have submitted paperwork to the NFL expressing an interest in hosting a Super Bowl.
Now, here’s the real kicker.
According to Q13, the Super Bowl Advisory Committee requires an average February temperature of 50 degrees for outdoor stadiums.
Seattle’s average February temperature comes in at just 44 degrees, despite the recent blasts of warm weather and sunshine. (Indianapolis, where last night’s game took place, hosts football games in a dome. But it is also worth noting that the Super Bowl committee waived the temperature requirement for the 2014 game in New Jersey).
Are you in?
UPDATE: Seattle sports columnist Art Thiel offers his own views on the Super Bowl in Seattle in this piece on SportsPressNW. Thiel writes about the possibility of the Super Bowl coming to Seattle in 2018:
Bringing a Super Bowl to Seattle is splendid, low-public-cost pollution-light idea whose time is upon us. The chance to be Naptown Northwest is here. We can even promise Uncle Paul it’s the last time we’ll bug him for a civic handout.
Either that, or make them the Seattle Trail Blazers.