Date: Feb. 1, 2015
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
If there's any residual cold left over from Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, then you can be sure it will disappear by the time the league's top two teams arrive in Glendale, Ariz., for Super Bowl XLIX.
The University of Phoenix Stadium is still a relatively new venue, having opened its doors to the public in 2006.
The state-of-the-art facility hosted its first Super Bowl just two years later, when Eli Manning, David Tyree and the New York Giants knocked off the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
One can only hope for a similarly exciting conclusion to the next big game held in the desert.
After Arizona won the right to host Super Bowl XLIX, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill offered his thoughts on what attracted the league to the city once again, via the venue's official website. He also delved into what it means to the local community:
We have a great stadium. Our hotel, resort and tourism infrastructure is really unparalleled, and since 2008, great new amenities have been built, particularly in downtown Phoenix.
This is going to come at a great time for our local community and give us the ability to really rally around a great, big event. It's going to be huge for tourism, our economic development and our visibility not only in the United States but around the world.
Even better, the Arizona Cardinals could potentially play at home for Super Bowl XLIX after posting an impressive 10-6 record in the brutal NFC West under rookie head coach Bruce Arians.