New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been one of the most vocal advocates of the new Meadowlands stadium being awarded the 2014 Super Bowl.
Kraft would love for Gillette Stadium to host a Super Bowl some day, too.
But Kraft told Boston Globe reporter Albert Breer the Patriots aren't backing the New York bid because it would set a precedent that would give New England a better shot. In fact, Kraft doesn't seem to think the Super Bowl ever would come to his open-air stadium.
"I want it," Kraft told Breer. "I would love to reward our fans and do it in our region. I just think it's too hard. You need cooperation on a lot of fronts to put an event like this on, and it's much easier to do in a warm–weather climate. And that is, by and large, what I would prefer. This is a unique stadium in a unique city at a unique time.
"I can honestly say I don't look at it as a precedent for us. I can understand your question, but I think every one of these situations is a one-off situation. Look, both Miami and Tampa are very good places to have Super Bowl. I just think this time, this is the right thing to do."