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Chicago, Washington, New England all may make Super Bowl bids

Super Bowl XLVI

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft watches warmups on the field before the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Now that the “first cold-weather Super Bowl” has come and gone (and turned out not even to be the coldest Super Bowl), it’s time for other cold-weather communities with outdoor stadiums to start making Super Bowl bids of their own.

We’ve already noted that Denver and Philadelphia are angling to host future Super Bowls. Other places that want to get into the mix include Chicago, Washington and New England.

The Associated Press notes that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already begun lobbying NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for a Super Bowl, while Daniel Snyder and Robert Kraft have spoken up for Washington and New England.

“We want a Super Bowl here, we deserve a Super Bowl here,” Snyder said last fall. “It’s the nation’s capital, it makes all the sense in the world.”

Said Kraft, “We would love one day to hold it. I’m a great supporter of playing this game in all elements.”

Some NFL cities (Green Bay, Buffalo and Cincinnati among them) just don’t have the hotel rooms and necessary infrastructure to host a Super Bowl. But weather will no longer disqualify the cities that are big enough to host the event. Get ready for more Super Bowls in northern climates.