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Seattle wants to host a Super Bowl

The Seahawks are interested in hosting a Super Bowl at CenturyLink Field. (AP)

While Seahawks fans are counting on their football team returning to the Super Bowl – and this time winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy – wouldn’t it be cool if Seattle hosted the NFL Championship game?

The Seahawks have partnered with the Seattle Sports Commission to let the NFL know Seattle is interested in a future Super Bowl.

Team owner Paul Allen had to make the initial expression of interest, and now the Super Bowl Advisory Committee will review the application. If it meets standards, the Seahawks and the Commission would be invited to bid.

Seattle used to be off the board when it came to hosting the big game. A majority of owners wanted warm-weather cities like Miami, Los Angeles or Phoenix. The league also required host stadiums to have more than 70,000 seats.

Both of those issues are now gone after cold-weather cities like Detroit, Minneapolis, and Detroit have been Super Bowl hosts.

New York’s new outdoor stadium has the title game in 2014. Last time I checked it gets a little chilly in the Big Apple in early February.

The 2015 Super Bowl will be in Glendale, Ariz., and owners will vote this year on the site of the 2016 Super Bowl. Seahawks officials have estimated their first good shot would be for the 2018 game.

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Bill Swartz

Sports anchor, news reporter, emcee, and a man of many voices, Bill Swartz has been a jack-of-all trades during his career, especially at KIRO Radio and 710 ESPN Seattle since 2002.


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