Roger Goodell to sit outside at SB
The teams and fans at MetLife Stadium won't be the only ones outdoors for Super Bowl XLVIII.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also will sit outside in the stands, the league confirmed Monday.
Goodell's seats are in an outside area, like the tens of thousands of fans who will be in attendance for the game on Feb. 2. He has been in the stands with fans at several cold-weather games over the years and has said he loves it.
It is not the first time a commissioner has braved the conditions at a Super Bowl.
Former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle sat outside at Tulane in what has been the coldest Super Bowl to date, Super Bowl VI, when the recorded temperature was 39 degrees.
This year's Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J. is expected to be colder. Super Bowl Sunday will feature a high of 37 degrees and a low of 25, with a possibility of rain and snow showers, according to the latest AccuWeather forecast.
But Goodell has maintained that football is a game meant to be played in the elements, and that's exactly where he'll sit.
He sat in the stands in Minnesota at the outdoor game after the Metrodome roof collapsed in 2010. He also once sat at a game in Chicago where he said his beer froze.
ESPNNewYork.com's Jane McManus and The Associated Press contributed to this report.