DENVER - Denver leaders have taken the first steps to bid on hosting the Super Bowl in 2018, 2019 or 2020.
In August, the Denver Broncos and Visit Denver sent a letter of interest to the National Football League Super Bowl Advisory Committee.
"Denver is hot right now," said Rich Grant, a spokesman with Visit Denver. "We just came out of the best October ever in terms of the number of conventions and room rates. This would be a huge opportunity for Denver."
The NFL will announce the cities who can submit an official bid next year, and they will announce the 2018 winner in May.
Grant said the Super Bowl in 2014 in New Jersey will be the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city and if it's a success, Denver could have a good chance.
"Our average temperature in February is about 7 degrees higher than both New Jersey and Indianapolis," said Grant.