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ATLANTA — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he anticipates the league expanding the postseason field from 12 to 14 teams for the 2015 season.

In his news conference at the conclusion of the owners' meetings Tuesday, Goodell said the biggest reason why membership was reluctant to vote on playoff expansion this season was the rollout of a 2014 Thursday night CBS television package and fear of oversaturation.

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"Our general view here was that we should proceed with the Thursday night focus that we have this year — we're adding inventory into the market place and this makes the most sense for us," Goodell said at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Buckhead.

"I do believe it will be approved for the 2015 season. We want to see one more year of will it impact the regular season in a positive way from a competitive standpoint. Will it create more excitement, more races toward the end of who is going to qualify for the playoffs?"

Also at the owners' meetings:

The owners awarded Minneapolis its first Super Bowl since 1992, when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI, came down to a simple majority among 32 owners in the fourth round of voting. Super LII in 2018 will be played in the Minnesota Vikings' projected $1 billion stadium, which will open in 2016.

Indianapolis was the first of three bidding cities to be eliminated. New Orleans, which was hoping to kick off the city's tricentennial celebration with the game, lost its bid to host the game for the first time in 11 tries.

-- Goodell has yet to meet with Colts owner Jim Irsay about his March arrest on preliminary charges of driving under the influence. Irsay, 54, also faces four felony counts of possession of controlled substances.

"There have been no charges," Goodell said. "So the answer to that is, until we have more information and some more facts we will let it play out a little more," Goodell said.

-- The 2015 draft remains in flux and will be influenced by committee findings at the October owners' meetings in Detroit. More than a dozen cities, including New York, are interested in hosting. New York's Radio City Music Hall remains in the picture and is expected to let the league know about its availability by the end of this month.

"We're looking at everything," Goodell said. "We think the draft has a great deal more potential to grow in popularity.

"We don't feel the (later May 8-10) date affected us in a negative way at all this year."

-- Several owners, including New York Giants President/co-owner John Mara said the future viability of the Buffalo Bills remaining in Western New York likely depends on a new stadium being built.

The Bills are for sale following the death of founding owner Ralph Wilson in March.

"I believe a stadium is important to the team long-term to continue to be successful in Western New York," Goodell said.

"We all know that this lease is 10 years. And we have to look well beyond that for this franchise to continue to be successful in Western New York."

-- Goodell praised the stance of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist remarks.

"They've made the right decisions and I salute Adam Silver for being decisive," Goodell said.

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