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Pittsburgh Wants a Super Bowl at Heinz Field

Of course every cold weather team is now dreaming of a Super Bowl after NJ/NY was able to get the game in 2014. Count Pittsburgh in on that list according to the Tribune Review:

As president of Visit Pittsburgh, the region’s official tourism agency, Joe McGrath would like to work with the Rooney family on helping Pittsburgh follow New York/New Jersey’s lead in hosting an outdoor Super Bowl. “I’d be more than happy to put in a bid for it. I tried to convince the Steelers before they built the new stadium to put a dome on it. Frankly they said, “Our fans won’t go for that.” I said, “But we can get a Super Bowl.” They said, “Eh, we get enough.” … But it does make a tremendous difference in our January. The hospitality community here lives and dies by the Steelers getting into the playoffs in January. We don’t meet the seating requirements (for a Super Bowl). They can pack it in (at Heinz Field), and sometimes they bend it. Certainly the Rooneys and the Steelers’ organization and those ins with the National Football League – it can happen. I wouldn’t put it out of mind.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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