New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell plans to join teams and thousands of fans in the stands during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.
It was not the first time that Goodell will do it as he has been in the stands with fans at several cold-weather games over the years, saying he loves it.
Goodell has always maintained that football is a game meant to be played in the elements, and that’s exactly where he’ll be sitting.
It is not the first time a commissioner has braved the conditions at a Super Bowl. Former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle sat outside at Tulane in what has been the coldest Super Bowl to date, Super Bowl VI, when the recorded temperature was 39 degrees.
This year’s Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New Jersey is expected to be colder. Super Bowl Sunday will feature a high of 37 degrees and a low of 25, with a possibility of rain and snow showers, according to the latest AccuWeather forecast.