Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by J_R, Oct 11, 2011.
Why is Houston not in the mix?
We did great on the national stage last superbowl and still have a new stadium.
Why you ask.. well first off, Houston was given the Superbowl when the team was awarded here and the stadium was built. Most all new venues now are getting the same deal. The league does that, it is not voted on by the owners. Second is that in my opinion, Houston is a BIG market team, one of a few, and that when it comes to the revenue portion of things, they don't want to share the wealth to the smaller market teams. When it comes time to vote on a location, the smaller market teams have the numbers to vote on what market they want the SB to be in. Not always the best bid that wins it. If that were so, I am sure Houston and Dallas would have had more opportunities to host SB then they have.
If the SB comes back to TX, I'm almost sure it'll be in Arlington again. They can sell 30K more seats up there, and if you assume that the average SB ticket is $1500 (correct me if I'm wrong here), that's $45M. I don't see the league leaving that kind of money on the table when sending the SB to TX again.
2014 in New York is the dumbest idea EVER! Superbowl, in NY in freaking early February, in an OPEN AIR STADIUM?
Not so sure about that. The events in North Texas were way too spread out since every city up here wanted a piece of the pie. Even without the ice, it would have been bad. At least Houston had everything centralized in and around the Loop. DFW's Super Bowl was a disaster.
I disagree with this assessment just because your take on Houston is dead wrong. The main complaint of EVERY media and outside presence here was the way Houston was set up and spread out. They may have had the main people downtown but most people were put out off of 59 and way out and it took them hours daily to get to where they had to go. Houston will never get another SB because people just don't like going there and it isn't a good set up no matter how well it was pulled off. I thought that week was awesome but I heard nothing but complaints. DFW had alot of issues but people still like JerryWorld and it will get in the mix again. Overall there should only be a rotation of Miami and San Diego. Good weather and outdoors. I know people love NO but I hate seeing SBs on TV played in domes.
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