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Lurie Welcomes New York/New Jersey Super Bowl

On the heels of the news that Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 will be held at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, Eagles chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie issued the following statement professing his full support of the decision.

"The Eagles are enthusiastic supporters of the New York, New Jersey Super Bowl. New York will be a great City to host this championship event. This is an excellent way to rally around the new Meadowlands Stadium and support the incredible effort that is required to achieve such an accomplishment. Some of the most dramatic and memorable games in NFL playoff and championship history were played in cold weather conditions. Eagles fans embrace the outdoor experience and all that it brings to the game.

"Hosting the Super Bowl here in Philadelphia would be a great experience for our fans across the city and region. We certainly have an outstanding combination of assets including an expansive infrastructure built to host large events and conventions. With that said, we realize that warm weather options may always have the advantage when it comes to hosting the Super Bowl. However, if the league supports more northern games, we would pursue."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:03 p.m., May 25

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