Could Pittsburgh be the first AFC North city to host a Super Bowl?
Minneapolis is the next cold weather city scheduled to host a Super Bowl in 2018. However, the Steelers have put forth an application to host the Super Bowl in 2023. If named a finalist, Pittsburgh would make its official bid in 2018 to host the game five years later.
The Steelers’ website put out a statement from team president Art Rooney II, confirming that Pittsburgh hoped to be considered as a future Super Bowl site.
Imagine the Ravens reaching the Super Bowl in year that Pittsburgh was the host city. Talk about a nightmare for Steelers’ fans, who would have to stomach posters of Ravens’ players and the Ravens’ logo decorating downtown Pittsburgh, with stores selling Ravens’ Super Bowl memorabilia.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco already loves playing at Heinz Field. But winning a Super Bowl in Pittsburgh would take his affection for the Steelers’ home field to another level.
On the other hand, imagine Pittsburgh hosting a Super Bowl with the Steelers playing in it. Talk about a party week.
The Steelers have won six Super Bowls, but Pittsburgh has ever hosted one. It will be interesting to see if Rooney can get enough support to change that.