For the owners of metropolitan New York's NFL franchises, the first cold-weather Super Bowl counts as a triumph.
The Denver Broncos will use the Jets' Florham Park, N.J., facility all week, while the Seattle Seahawks will practice at the Giants' facility at the Meadowlands. Johnson said it was "bittersweet" to have other teams in their buildings.
As for the cold-weather future of the Super Bowl, Mara said he'd be open to Chicago hosting the game but added "that would be rough with their weather." Mara said the only place he'd rule out? Green Bay, though the issue is a matter of logistics rather than frigid temps. There aren't enough hotels to handle the influx of people.
If the week leading up to the game is successful and the game goes off without a hitch, it would nearly guarantee more cold-weather Super Bowl sites in the future. There's a lot riding on this week -- Johnson and Mara aren't the only ones monitoring the situation.