Super Bowl XLVII is expected to be a memorable one, not only because two more teams will square off in the 48th edition of the big game, but also because it will be the first Super Bowl to be played outdoors in a cold weather environment. Taking place on February 2, the New York Giants and New York Jets will share hosting duty for their famous MetLife Stadium on the first Sunday of the month, and the bitterness of the teams’ rivalry won’t be the only thing seriously cold that day.
The National Football League is already preparing itself for the possibility of debilitating snow or dangerously cold weather hitting MetLife Stadium, but the League is still hoping that the show will go on, snow or shine, and Bruno Mars will be able to safely shake his hips during the halftime show of the big game. In the past, Super Bowl games have typically taken place in warm weather environments, or in the warmth of domed stadiums that protect players and fans from the brisk weather of colder cities. Stadiums in Florida are especially known for being popular venues, with Tampa hosting four Super Bowls and Miami hosting 10, but MetLife still beat out Raymond James Stadium (Tampa) and Sun Life Stadium (Miami) this year after receiving a simple majority.
So before Bruno Mars shines up his snow shoes and the Super Bowl hopefuls take on the playoffs with a vengeance, we’re highlighting the seven coldest outdoor stadium temperatures that made Bloomberg’s list for coldest Super Bowls. As you’ll soon find out, the word “cold” is all relative when it comes to these past Super Bowl games, as the hottest that took place was back in 1973 when the temperature at Memorial Coliseum reached 84 degrees, but nonetheless, the athletes are about to be in for a wake-up call when they experience New Jersey’s famously cold temperatures this February. Here are the seven coldest Super Bowl games to date, with the help of Bloomberg: