SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Super Bowl XLVIII is the first to ever be held in an outdoor stadium in the Northeast. It will be played in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the New York Jets and New York Giants.
Steve Tisch is chairman and Executive Vice President of the Giants. He was the driving force in the effort to host this year’s big game.
ABC40′s Dave Madsen spoke with Tisch Monday about the Super Bowl and who he’s rooting for Sunday.
ST: “I’m a little partial because Eli is our quarterback, Peyton’s his big brother…throwing and handing off for the Broncos. So I’m going to be supporting the Broncos this Sunday, but I really want it to be a great game, close, competitive.”
DM: “What a great way to showcase your stadium and the whole New York New Jersey metro area.”
ST: “I’m really proud that I’m one of the co-hosts of the Super Bowl. It’s great for MetLife Stadium. It’s great for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, the Tri-state area. All of the citizens in the three states are going to be very welcoming to the 500,000 people who are going to be in the area to enjoy everything New York has to offer.”
DM: “Really an opportunity for an outdoor Super Bowl, the first one in the Northeast…well, ever.”
ST: “I think it’s going to be in the high 20′s, low 30′s by the time of kick-off. It’s been three years organizing this and now we’re down to a few days before kickoff. It’s very exciting and a lot of people have worked very hard to make this a reality. I hope it’s the first of many.”
DM: “I can’t wait because we’re heading down there to cover it, so we’re excited about it, I’m excited about it. It’ll be my first Super Bowl ever.”
ST: “Well, you’re coming to a great one. I hope you enjoy all the time you spend in New Jersey and New York and as we build towards Sunday, the excitement is tangible.”
ABC40′S live coverage from Super Bowl XLVIII begins Thursday night starting at 5 p.m.
You can catch all the action of the Super Bowl Sunday only on FOX 6.