NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York area will find out later this month whether its bid to host a chilly and possibly snowy Super Bowl in 2014 will be accepted, the National Football League said on Thursday.
Miami and Tampa Bay are also candidates to stage the NFL's championship game, and the successful host will be announced on May 25 after a vote among the league's 32 clubs at a two-day meeting in Texas where the league will also discuss other issues.
The NFL has insisted the Super Bowl, normally played in January or February, must be held in areas where the external temperature exceeds 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) or in a stadium that has a closed roof.
But the NFL's Super Bowl Advisory agreed to amend the rules for 2014 to allow the New York Giants and New York Jets, who play their 'home' games across the state line in New Jersey, to submit a joint bid for their new stadium opening this year.
"No one has asked before but they applied to the committee to submit a bid and the committee agreed they would be allowed," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Reuters.
"However, the committee does not decide who gets the Super Bowl. That is up to the 32 club owners."
Miami has hosted the Super Bowl 10 times, including this year. Tampa staged the game for the fourth time last year.
Dallas (2011), Indianapolis (2012) and New Orleans (2013) will host the next three Super Bowls.
The two-day meeting will also consider player safety issues and a proposal to change the overtime format for playoff matches.
(Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Frank Pingue)