The son of the former Governnor introduced a Senate resolution (SR35) in the NJ Legislature on Thursday "urging the NFL to select New Jersey as the location for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014." According to a press release from his office, "the NFL owners’ Super Bowl Advisory Committee allowed the Meadowlands Stadium Co. to place a bid, waiving the traditional requirement that host stadiums have a minimum outdoor temperature of 50 degrees or an indoor stadium."
Said Senator Kean:
"New Jersey offers the best venue for the Super Bowl, period. We have the image, logistics and ambiance that is unparalleled in the world and the millions of diehard fans in this region would do everything in their power to make Super Bowl XLVIII the biggest, most talked about game in the history of the NFL.Plus, East Rutherford is only about an hour up the Parkway from Belmar.
"The NFL championship of 1958 is known as the ‘Greatest Game Ever Played’ and it was decided at Yankee Stadium. It’s time to bring the game of American football back to its roots in the Northeast.
"New Jersey has a new state-of-the-art stadium, easy access to airports, and thousands of hotel rooms, restaurants and other attractions near and in New York City, the most renowned and admired city in the world.
"Having the Super Bowl in New Jersey would not only be great for the league but it would be great for the region. The Super Bowl would provide a unique promotional opportunity for our state’s tourism industry and help spur the regional economy. Studies have shown that cities who host the Super Bowl experience a significant economic impact into the hundreds of millions of dollars.”