CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2003) -- Arizona was awarded the 2008 Super Bowl by a
vote of NFL owners.
The Phoenix area beat out Tampa and Washington, D.C., and will host its
second Super Bowl. The 1996 game was played in Tempe, Ariz., where
Dallas beat Pittsburgh.
The 2008 game will be played in a new stadium in Glendale, Ariz.,
currently under construction.
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue had championed a proposal to hold the 2008
game in either Washington or the New York area. But the New Jersey
Meadowlands could not put together a satisfactory bid in time, and the
owners preferred a warmer climate by choosing Arizona.
The Meadowlands plans to bid for the 2009 game. No outdoor Super Bowl
ever has been held in a cold-weather city.
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