Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said this weekend he hopes to bring a Super Bowl to Philadelphia and said the $125 million Lincoln Financial Field revitalization project the team announced Sunday (see story) won’t hurt the city’s bid.

“You know, that wasn't the intention,” Lurie said. “But certainly when I'm on the Super Bowl committee, when you're bidding for a Super Bowl, the committee looks very closely at your stadium and your city, what you can host, and Philadelphia would be a great place.”

The NFL opened the door for cities with open-air stadiums in cold climates to bid for Super Bowls when it awarded the next Super Bowl to MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets and Giants.

Lurie has always said he believes the Super Bowl shouldn’t be limited to domed stadiums or open-air stadiums in warm-weather climates.

“I'm sure we've all been to phenomenal football games outside during December and January, so absolutely,” he said when asked if the Super Bowl should be played in cities where weather could be an issue during the winter.

“We’re going to root for a decent weather day in New York and New Jersey. We think we have a great city here to host it, and a great stadium. And I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way.”

Lurie was asked if there was a way the Eagles could add a retractable roof or a temporary roof to the Linc, which would presumably improve the stadium’s chances of hosting a Super Bowl.

“Every thought went into this in terms of, ‘Can you do a temporary roof for a Super Bowl, can you retrofit a retractable roof,’” Lurie said. “I would guess the answer is really no at this point. And do our fans really want to have a permanent roof? I don't think so.