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New York tentatively wins Super Bowl

March 23, 2005 at 8:50 PM

KAPALUA, Hawaii, March 23 (UPI) -- NFL owners voted Wednesday to award the 2010 Super Bowl to New York City as long a proposed $2 billion stadium is built in Manhattan.

The New York Jets hope to win approval for the stadium, which would have a retractable roof and would be located on the West Side of Manhattan.

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Jets owner Woody Johnson said he hoped the decision by the owners would be the move that makes the stadium a reality.

"Today is a landmark day and the 2010 Super Bowl in the New York Sports and Convention Center will be a historic event," Johnson said. "We're thrilled about this announcement."

Construction of the stadium, however, has substantial local opposition and its creation is not a certainty.

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