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Why is the Super Bowl played in neutral city?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by the iceman, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. the iceman

    the iceman Proud Veteran CLM

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    Why can't it be played at the home of the team with the best record?

    And they are usually in warm cities? Why not a place cold places as well? The city where the the Super Bowl is played seems to benefit the named city the most, even though their team doesn't make it.
     
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  2. slick64

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    Cities bid on the SB years in advance, and a team essentially could be a home team. Miami would have been this years. The warm climate helps bring in bucks with activities outside just the game itself. I for one left NJ years ago, and don't want to sit in cold weather to catch a game any more.

    One last thing....it would be a logistical nightmare to wait until the last minute to find out what city you were playing on short notice.
     

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  4. the iceman

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    Miami had it a few years ago as well. Is there a small group of cities that that can bid on it?
     
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    to be honest...i's hate to have to watch it in a cold weather out door stadium...imagine Chicago or Greenbay hosting the game...

    plus some cites cannot handle it...Jacksonville comes to mind...
     
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    This :wavey:
     
  8. Ol Timer

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    Typically played in warm climates. Super Bowl is more than 60 minutes of football. It is a two week long party. People like to party in warm climates. After SB XVI in Detroit, the NFL said it would never have use a cold climate locale as the host city again, but Detroit once again hosted SB XL a few years ago, so nothing is etched in stone. :dunno:
     
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    Right there is the deal and who in the world would really want to go to a cold climate? :wow:
     
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    The neutral city is because of all the accompanying events that go along. It would be really difficult to find the hotel rooms, transportation, and venues for all the other festivities with only two weeks notice.
     
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  12. BobbyT

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    I've always wondered why they didn't have them in big college stadiums like Texas. I know the tickets aren't where the majority of the money is, but surely they'd like to be able to sell 110,000 tickets instead of 35,000 or whatever at a pro stadium.
     
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    Can you sell beer in a college stadium? I thought all schools receiving federal funds had to be dry...HH
     
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    No home field advantage.
     
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    I seriously doubt the NFL cares about that.

    I agree w/ the poster who said that the SB isn't just about the game, its a 2 week event, and it would be near impossible to plan that in a week. I know here in Indy, where we have the 2012 SB, there's a lot of prep work going into it.

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    There is no NFL stadium that only holds 35,000, most are in the 70,000+ range. In fact, miami holds 76,500.
     
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