Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl

The Pittsburgh Steelers want to add some Pennsylvania flavor to Super Bowl week -- when Ben Roethlisberger is in his 40s.

The team would like to host the 2023 Super Bowl and has submitted an application with the NFL to bid for the spot, president Art Rooney II confirmed through a Steelers statement. The team formally applied at the owners meetings in May.

"We met this morning with local community leaders to provide an update on formally submitting our application to the NFL to bid for Super Bowl LVII in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania," Rooney said. "The application is an early step in the bidding process, and we will continue to meet with representatives of the Mayor's Office, County Executive's Office, VisitPittsburgh, Allegheny Conference as well as other community leaders to review the requirements with the hopes of submitting our bid to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023."

Pittsburgh will be able to host more than 67,000 fans at Heinz Field after a near-finalized renovation. The stadium is 15 years old.

Bidding opens in 2018, with the official vote coming a year later.

The NFL is open to cold-weather Super Bowls, with the Meadowlands hosting in 2014 and the Minnesota Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium hosting in 2018, less than two years after its scheduled opening.