Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 1/31/14
Pittsburgh Steelers team chairman Dan Rooney is of course in New York for the Super Bowl festivities this week and he had some interesting comments pertaining to the city of Pittsburgh potentially hosting a future Super Bowl. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Rooney said Pittsburgh will never bid for a Super Bowl because of a lack of hotel space, but that he is, however, open to more cold-weather cities hosting future Super Bowls. Rooney's comments probably won't be popular with those in charge of promoting tourism in Pittsburgh, who chimed in on the matter in an interview with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review after Super Bowl XLVIII was awarded to the New York/New Jersey area in 2010. "I'd be more than happy to put in a bid for it, said Joe McGrath, who at that time was the president of Visit Pittsburgh. I tried to convince the Steelers before they built the new stadium to put a dome on it. Frankly they said, "Our fans won't go for that." I said, "But we can get a Super Bowl." They
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