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2013 Super Bowl Awarded To New Orleans  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

New Orleans beat out Miami and Phoenix to host the 2013 Super Bowl.

It'll be the 10th time the game has been played in New Orleans which will tie Miami for the most games held in a city.

The Superdome will be getting $85 million in further upgrades including more seats, more suites, more restaurants, and wider concourses.

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2249 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Phoenix

You mean Glendale, AZ.

It would be nice to see the Super Bowl played at a venue that has never seen the Super Bowl, more like Seattle or Green Bay or New York. The whole thing about having it played in a warm state is getting old....



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2245 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
You mean Glendale, AZ.

Yeah, Glendale. I say PHX by habit.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
The whole thing about having it played in a warm state is getting old....

They have been mixing it up a bit. Was in DTW (probably never again, or at least for a very long time), going to be in IND soon.

I think N.E cities would have a better chance if they had a retractable roof stadium.


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

I went to the 2002 Super Bowl in N.O., and I had a really good time. The atmosphere was Mardi Gras-esque. I'm happy that N.O. got it and not a city like Detroit. Case in point, I also went to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, and yeah it was fun, but there really wasn't that much to do aside from go to the huge, lavish Super Bowl sponsor parties and then go back to the hotel. Detroit? That must have been a blast... it's freezing cold and there is nothing to do.

Having gone to a couple, I just don't like giving it to cities with little in the way of a party atmosphere or at the very least a good winter climate. I'd say it should either go to San Diego, Phoenix, San Francisco, Dallas, New Orleans, Houston Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, or Boston.



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2219 times:



Quoting Jcs17 (Reply 3):
I also went to the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, and yeah it was fun, but there really wasn't that much to do aside from go to the huge, lavish Super Bowl sponsor parties and then go back to the hotel

I beg to differ with Houston. Other than the time the Rockets won their very first NBA Championship, the street party atmosphere in Downtown Houston was a blast, granted I could easily walk to them from my place. I'd definitely like to see that again whenever Houston hosts another Super Bowl!



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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

I would love San Diego to host another Super Bowl, but no~~~. This stupid stadium situation is a burr in everyone's ass.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2176 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 2):
Was in DTW (probably never again, or at least for a very long time), going to be in IND soon.

I remember MSP had it once....it was snowing outside during the game!



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13095 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

The Super Bowl should only be in a warm weather venue as it is played in mid-winter and should be a place want to go to away from snow and cold. It should also be in a 'fun' location for tourism and N.O. certainly still has that in it's French Quarter. That is something Phoenix and Houston doesn't really offer. I am glad that N.O. got it as they badly needs the major events like the SB for the revenues they bring.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2128 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
The Super Bowl should only be in a warm weather venue as it is played in mid-winter and should be a place want to go to away from snow and cold.

I disagree. When Qwest Field in Seattle was being designed and built, they had in mind what a Super Bowl atmosphere would look like in Seattle in hopes to lure the Super Bowl there. If MLB can host the All-Star games at different venues, so can the NFL.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
That is something Phoenix and Houston doesn't really offer.

Obviously, you have never been to Arizona....  sarcastic 

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
I am glad that N.O. got it as they badly needs the major events like the SB for the revenues they bring.

I think the only reason why they brought it back is to show the world that NOLA has revived again and people are still there.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2125 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
It would be nice to see the Super Bowl played at a venue that has never seen the Super Bowl, more like Seattle or Green Bay or New York. The whole thing about having it played in a warm state is getting old....

Oh I agree! Heinz Field, anyone?  Wink

I think that the location depends on whether or not that it has resorts-type hotels present or nearby (Miami, L.A. Tampa, etc). I don't think Pittsburgh has anywhere close to that. New York has at least one hotel on each block just about...

When it was in Detroit, that was the biggest complaint, the lack of hotel space. Yet, isn't there that massive Marriott Hotel right in the middle of Renaissance Center?

About the warm weather conditions: IIRC, Superbowl XLI was not exactly warm. It was cold and rainy. In fact, I think it was the only super bowl that took place during a rainstorm...



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2124 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):

When it was in Detroit, that was the biggest complaint, the lack of hotel space.

I think that is what hurt Detroit the most. I believe that complaint alone will fix things.

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):
About the warm weather conditions: IIRC, Superbowl XLI was not exactly warm. It was cold and rainy. In fact, I think it was the only super bowl that took place during a rainstorm...

You are spot on. I remember that game. It was pretty unusual to see that!



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2122 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 10):
I remember that game.

I also think that that weather played a major role in the number of turnovers, too. There were so many fumbles IIRC because the players could not hold onto the ball. The rain made the ball slippery. Heck, Jerome Bettis would probably have had a tough time holding onto it!



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
I think the only reason why they brought it back is to show the world that NOLA has revived again and people are still there.

I doubt that was the only reason.

The SB hasn't been in N.O since 2002, and N.O is one of the best large event cities in America. The new lease between the Saints and the state solidified the proposal from the N.O contingent, and honestly, whoever can't have fun in New Orleans needs their head examined. The Superdome is basically in the city center and is within walking distance of many attractions, restaurants, and something like 30,000+ hotel rooms.

Arizona had it two years ago but I have no idea when they'll get it again. It's probably a decent venue for a SB but I don't see how it can compete with a Miami or a New Orleans or a Tampa.

[Edited 2009-05-20 15:49:51]

User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2090 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
I think the only reason why they brought it back is to show the world that NOLA has revived again and people are still there.

So please explain to me how 2002 was the 9th time NO got the Super Bowl...which at the time was the most over any other city (Miami tied us with 9 in 2007 and will surpass us with 10 next year). Most of the tourist places that existed then still exist now...not much has changed in that area. I don't think it's more to "show the world that NOLA has revived again and people are still there," but rather that people already recognize that fact and think it's time to bring the Super Bowl back to a place it is very familiar with. This past Mardi Gras proved that, crowds were back to pre-Katina strength. And as MSYtristar said, the inability to come up with a long-term lease agreement definitely was a hindrance. Now that a lease exists until 2025 and the Dome will get extensive enhancements, I believe we will see many more Super Bowls in NO after the 2013 one. Between 1970 and 2002, the time between the 9 Super Bowls in NO averaged less than 4 years...the longest time being 7 years.



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2077 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
It would be nice to see the Super Bowl played at a venue that has never seen the Super Bowl, more like Seattle or Green Bay or New York. The whole thing about having it played in a warm state is getting old....

Absolutely! The fact that the SB is only played at these cozy mega facilities is BS, and quiet frankly isn't fair for the other cities and teams who can't benefit from the money generated. It should rotate through every stadium or something. Besides, football is a fall/winter sport and should be played in such conditions.

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):
Oh I agree! Heinz Field, anyone?

Now we're talkin! Being SIX TIME CHAMPIONS we should have a say anyways...
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