It looks like New York City and the Jets could host the Super Bowl as early 2010 if the stadium gets built. After the conclusion of owners meetings, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue sent a letter (.PDF file) to Mike Bloomberg and George Pataki informing them of the possiblity of hosting the Super Bowl. New York has yet to formally apply as a venue for the game, but the idea was well received when Jets owner Woody Johnson presented it.

The Super Bowl are already has venues through 2008 (stadium names subject to change, obviously) - Jacksonville's Alltel Stadium is slated to host in 2005, followed by Detroit's Ford Field in 2006, Miami's Pro Player Stadium in 2007 and Arizona's still unnamed stadium. The Jets stadium, assuming it gets built, is tentatively scheduled to be finished for the 2009 season. Because of the unique situation in New York (read 2012 Olympics), the NFL is considering waiving the 2-year waiting period for stadiums before they can host the Super Bowl, which would give New York Super Bowl XLIV.

Gothamist wishes that all Super Bowls would take place in outdoor cold weather venues and that if it comes to New York, they would open up that retractible roof. Another idea floating around is to have the game at Giants Stadium if it could be improved to host the January game. That may be unlikely unless the NFL waives an outdoor Super Bowl rule that dates back to 1966. In the past, they have mentioned FedEx Field as another possibility for a cold-weather game. Whatever the NFL does, it's hard to imagine either local football team in the Super Bowl right now, so we might as well imagine a game in the New York area. Scalpers would make so much money! Think of the boon to the local economy. Almost as good as all those Republican dollars.

Related: Curbed on how Madison Square Garden owner, the Dolan family, is leading the anti-Jets Stadium push.