In 2011, an ice storm pelted Dallas the week before the city hosted the Super Bowl. An additional 5 inches of snow the Thursday before the game canceled hundreds of flights, according to The New York Times. Although the game went ahead, the weather caused some seating areas to be closed off.
Former Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick told CNBC that the NFL will be busy if a Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area goes through smoothly.
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"You better know that Chicago, New England, Baltimore, Philadelphia, are going to be lining up outside the offices on Park Avenue of the NFL saying, 'Hey what about us? This turned out pretty well,' " he said.
—By Evelyn Cheng, Special to CNBC.