"The Sneakers Game" (1934 NFL Championship Game: New York Giants 30, Chicago 13), "The Ice Bowl" (1967 NFL Championship Game: Green Bay 21, Dallas 17) and "The Freezer Bowl" (1981 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati 27, San Diego 7) are among the NFL's most memorable championship games that have taken place outside in frigid conditions.
For the first time, the Super Bowl will be held in an open-air stadium in a coldweather climate when Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014.
"It's going to be a fantastic event," says NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. "The game of football is made to be played in the elements."
Super Bowl VI, which was played on January 16, 1972, is currently the coldest outdoor Super Bowl in NFL history. That contest, played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans (right), had a kickoff temperature of 39 degrees.
The coldest outdoor Super Bowl kickoff temperatures in NFL history:
|Super Bowl||Date||Winner||Loser||Score||Stadium||Host City||Temp|
|Source: National Football League|
|VI||Jan. 16, 1972||Dallas||Miami||24-3||Tulane Stadium||New Orleans, LA||39|
|IX||Jan. 12, 1975||Pittsburgh||Minnesota||16-6||ulane Stadium||New Orleans, LA||46|
|VIII||Jan. 13, 1974||Miami||Minnesota||24-7||Rice Stadium Houston, TX||50|
|XIX||Jan. 20, 1985||San Francisco||Miami||38-15||Stanford Stadium||Stanford, CA||53|
|X||Jan. 18, 1976||Pittsburgh||Dallas||21-17||Orange Bowl||Miami, FL||57|