PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The weather has been a major story leading up to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVIII. For the first time, the game will be held outdoors in a cold weather city.
Though there has been a lot of snow in the northeast this winter, Sunday looks like it will go off without a major storm affecting the game. If all goes according to plan, the Eagles could try to bring the Super Bowl to Philadelphia.
“If [this weekend’s game] goes well, that’s definitely a possibility,” Eagles president Don Smolenski told the Philadelphia Inquirer about the prospects of the Eagles making a bid to bring the Super Bowl to Lincoln Financial Field.
“We’re very proud of Lincoln Financial Field. We do think it’s a great facility, and we think over the years that’s been evident. It would be a sense of pride. Philadelphia is a world-class city with world-class facilities, and it’s a great sports town. It would be a chance to showcase Philadelphia on an international stage.”
Right now, the forecast for Sunday shows a high of 47 degrees, and a low of 26. There is a very low chance of some precipitation, but that will likely diminish by the evening. Temperature by kickoff should be around 30 degrees. All things considered, that would be a win, without extreme cold or snow.
Last summer, the Eagles announced a two-year, $125 million renovation plan, including HD video boards, free WiFi, 1,600 seats, historic team imagery, an expanded pro shop, expanded gates for easier entry and dismissal, a bridge in the upper and club levels to allow fans to walk around the entire stadium, concessions, Touchdown Club and suite revitalizations.