The nation got a taste of CenturyLink Field in 2011 when the Seattle Seahawks hosted a Monday Night Football game for the first time in ages. Now it appears as though the team wants to present its stadium to the nation on an even grander stage.
According to Q13 FOX Sports, the Seahawks are interested in hosting a future Super Bowl at CenturyLink Field and have already submitted initial paperwork to the league. This is the beginning of a long process that involves a Super Bowl Advisory Committee. Here is some more information via Q13.
There are various minimum requirements for potential host stadiums, including a 70,000 seat capacity. CenturyLink Field has the capability to reach that mark. The league also set capacity for this year's Super Bowl in Indianapolis at 68,000.
Another requirement calls for an average temperature of 50 degrees in the month of February for outdoor venues. Seattle's average temperature in February is 44 degrees, but the owners waived the weather requirement for the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey. Many believe that the game at MetLife Stadium will be a strong litmus test for other outdoor stadiums in colder climates.
Certainly, landing a future Super Bowl would be a real feather in the cap of not only the Seahawks organization, but the city of Seattle. Let's just hope that the Seahawks are looking slightly more like contenders should a Seattle-based Super Bowl roll around.
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