September 9, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Fans walk towards the stadium before the first quarter between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Broncos, City Of Denver Place Bid To Host Super Bowl


The Broncos and the city of Denver have made a bid to host a future Super Bowl at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in either 2018, 2019 or 2020. The team’s Director of Media Relations, Patrick Smyth, told 9NEWS that an application was submitted to the NFL Super Bowl Advisory Committee in late August.

“Pat Bowlen has always maintained an interest in bringing the Super Bowl to this community and the great football fans of the Rocky Mountain Region,” Smyth said. “He believes the city of Denver along with the Broncos would be excellent hosts.”

Super Bowls are generally held in warmer climates, but that will all change in 2014 when Super Bowl XLVIII will be coming to MetLife Stadium in New York. The Broncos and their city will be keeping a close eye on how the Super Bowl succeeds in a colder climate.

“With the 2014 Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey, we are looking forward to observing how a cold-weather city with an outdoor stadium accommodates this extraordinary event,” Smyth said.

It may be a bit ambitious for Denver to place a Super Bowl bid and unlikely that the Broncos would be granted a Super Bowl to host, but it never hurts to try.

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