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"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
VIJan. 16, 1972DallasMiami24-3Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA39
IXJan. 12, 1975PittsburghMinnesota16-6ulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA46
VIIIJan. 13, 1974MiamiMinnesota24-7Rice Stadium Houston, TX50
XIXJan. 20, 1985San FranciscoMiami38-15Stanford StadiumStanford, CA53
XJan. 18, 1976PittsburghDallas21-17Orange BowlMiami, FL57

 

 

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