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    How come the Superbowl is usually picked to be in Miami or Detroit? Why not have it at every stadium on a schedule - skipping the crap ones (Jets/Giants :p)
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    New Orleans and SD have hosted their fair share as well. Why don't they rotate? Can you imagine a SB played outside in Buffalo in early Feb.?
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    I suppose that makes sense - but what about Cowboys / Houston, Jacksonville, Tennesse, Washington, Indy... etc etc ... all of the fairweather stadiums? Why not N.E. :p :)
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    I don't think you want a SB held in New England - Why?

    Not just because of Cold weather but do you know the super bowl appearance record of a team which has had its stadium as home base for the Super Bowl that year ?- Try 0 for 41 including Miami this year - If your team is the Super Bowl city you don't come close to making it.
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    I would imagine when Dallas gets their new stadium built they'll be in the rotation. Houston and Jax have already hosted this decade as I'm sure you are aware. Tennessee would be a great site IMO.
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    There are a couple of rules regarding prospective hosts--one requires that the (probable) game time temperature be above a certain amount, AND that the stadium have a certain capacity. You can guess which test Gillette fails (and why Detroit is OK).
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    Like the Olympics, the SB sites are chosen well in advance, about 3-5 yrs ahead of time. The host cities need to plan and get hotel reservations in. Usually warm weather sites are chosen, the only cold weather sites have been indoors.

    If a SB was ever at a cold weather site, don't ever expect it to be Foxborough. I'm surprised it was once held at the Pontiac Silverdome. The SB site has to have easy access to the stadium and to recreational attractions. The Silverdome is almost as far from central Detroit as Foxborough is to central Boston. That said, Foxborough is still a hard place to get in and out of, people would have to travel 30 miles for any fun, and T.F. Green Airport in Providence would have a hard time handling all the incoming passenger flow. I do not ever see a SB in Foxborough if an outdoor cold weather city were ever chosen.

    Which cold weather cities could host it? My first guess would be Chicago, then maybe Baltimore/Washington, Denver or even Seattle. I'd say NY except the stadium is old (compared to the other choices, remember that Soldier Field was renovated) and not real accomodating to the wealthy clientele the SB would draw. I don't see the new stadia in Philly, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Charlotte NC or St. Louis as enough to overcome what little each city has to offer as a SB host city. Nashville, Green Bay, Buffalo and KC really don't have any shot at all, like Foxborough. Did I forget any cold weather place which hasn't ever hosted a game?

    Bob G
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    Minnesota.

    I think KC, Nashville, Charlotte, and possibly Cincinnati are potential contenders. None of them are cold weather cities and they all have new stadiums except for KC. If the NFL wants a nostalgic feeling surrounding, lets say, SB L (Superbowl 50), then KC would be a good choice. If Jacksonville can host a SB then so can Nashville and Charlotte IMO.
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    I could see St. Louis getting into the mix. It's a big convention city with a solid facility.
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    Horrible stadium. The NFL wants to move away from old fashioned domes to retractable roofs. Also I think the St. Louis economy is in the dumps.
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    I've lived in Denver for almost 3-years now. I can say that this city would be perfect for the Super Bowl. Far better than Jacksonville and Detroit.

    I was not impressed AT ALL with Jacksonville. In fact it was very cold for most of the Super Bowl week that year. Also there was not a downtown for most fans to hang out. We had a tough time finding a place to celebrate after the game.

    Detroit is just plain wrong.

    The weather could be 0 here in Denver or 60 on game day. Plenty to see and do downtown., Skiing VERY close for those interested too.

    Denver, Miami. New Orleans. San Diegp, Las Vegas. All are good choices for the big game.
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    Minnesota hosted a game in 1992--- Bills vs. Redskins.
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    Thanks - I was wondering why the superbowl is never held at Pat's stadium - guess the awnser was a little obvious!
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    From my trove of useless facts (and without taking the time to adjust for possible stadium name changes), here are the venues for the first 40 SB's and the number of games they have hosted. New Orleans has hosted 9; Miami, 8; LA area, 7; SD and Tampa, 3 each; Atlanta, Detroit and Houston, 2 each; Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Stanford and Tempe, 1 each.

    Superdome, NO 6
    Orange Bowl, Miami 5
    Rose Bowl, Pasadena 5
    Tulane Stadium, NO 3
    Georgia Dome, Atlanta 2
    Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami 2
    Memorial Colliseum, LA 2
    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego 2
    Tampa Stadium, Tampa 2
    Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville 1
    Ford Field, Detroit 1
    Jack Murphy Stad, San Diego 1
    Metrodome, Minneapolis 1
    Pontiac Silverdome, MI 1
    Pro Player Stadium, Miami 1
    Raymond James Stad, Tampa 1
    Reliant Stadium, Houston 1
    Rice Stadium Houston 1
    Stanford Stadium, Stanford 1
    Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe 1
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    To the best of my knowlage the league now prefers southen sites or warm weather sites with the exxception of new stadium that have retractibale roofs aka Houston and Arizona. Dallas will have one in the future but expect the normal rotation will be Miami, New Orleans, Arizona, Tampa and Houston with again the new stadium if fits with one.
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    Minnesota has hosted one, XXVI.

    Bob G
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    My mistake. For some reason I thought that SB was played in Detroit.
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    Detroit was a one-off to help get the new stadium built.

    The NFL learned its lesson in Atlanta when the weather was unseasonably horrible, and it looks like they are pretty much done taking risks as far as the superbowl is concerned. Hotel rooms, good weather, and accessibility is what matters. It's not an accident that they've scheduled Florida for 3 of the next 4 and the 4th is Arizona. Foxboro has none of these.

    Here are the currently selected venues:

    XLI -- Miami
    XLII -- Phoenix
    XLIII -- Tampa
    XLIV -- Miami

    Miami twice in 4 years should tell you something about the NFL's tolerance for risk right now. And now that Arizona has a superbowl worthy facility and has proved its worth by hosting a BCS championship, I think it's going to become part of the regular rotation, replacing Qualcom as the western standby site. It will be interesting to see what happens with the superdome, which has traditionally remained on the rotation even though it's not a great viewing stadium with the big overhang of the middle tier. I think they will continue to host superbowls. With respect to hotels and access, it's tough to beat. I think the NFL would clearly schedule a superbowl for NY if it thought it would help get a stadium built, but other than that, places like Denver and New England shouldn't hold their breath.
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