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NEW YORK -- Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has asked that New York and Washington be considered as hosts for the 2007 Super Bowl to help the cities recover from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
In a letter to the league's Super Bowl policy committee, Tagliabue asked that it consider changing the policy on Super Bowls held in the North.
"Interest has come from both the New York area and Washington business and political leaders who believe the economic and intangible impact the Super Bowl brings would help establish either or both cities as attractive tourist sites," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
The commissioner's request was reported Sunday by CBS Sports on NFL Today. All Super Bowls through 2006 are filled.
The league will spend the next two months studying the possibility of playing outdoor games at Giants Stadium in New Jersey or FedEx Field in Maryland.