Philadelphia and Washington amongst next Super Bowl cold-weather host hopefuls

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The success of Super Bowl XLVIII could well signify that cold-weather Super Bowl's are here to stay, with Philadelphia and Washington likely to be next on the list. 

Now that Sunday's big-game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos went smoothly, it seems owners from teams with similar weather situations are looking to put their name forward. 

Some of the nations coldest stadiums are where some of the most historic franchises lay wait for the possibility of holding the prestigious game. 

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has thrown Philadelphia into the hat. 

“Philly would be a great place to host it. It has everything,” Lurie said last week, via the Associated Press. “All the infrastructure, fourth-largest city in the country, state-of-the-art stadium and great fan base.”

Redskins owner Dan Snyder explained that Washington deserves an event as big as the Super Bowl. 

“We want a Super Bowl here, we deserve a Super Bowl here,” Snyder said in the fall. “It's the nation's capital, it makes all the sense in the world.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft added that he would love to see the big one at Gillette Stadium.

“I'm a great supporter of playing this game in all elements,” Kraft said Friday, via the Boston Globe's Ben Volin. “There are a group of us that really wanted it here, and the NFL has been very supportive of that.”

The success of the hosting of this year's game should not come without warning. Pictures have clearly shown that severe weather hit New York just a day later, with a snowy Super Bowl only missing out by one day. 

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