Unlike the NBA Finals, the World Series or the Stanley Cup Finals, the Super Bowl host isn’t determined by best record or who won an all-star game.
Instead, it goes to the highest bidder – really.
When you break it down, with cities like New Orleans and Miami hosting numerous Super Bowls, it is no coincidence that they are lively entertainment, typically nice winter weather and have money.
So, where is this all leading? Well, let me tell you.
There are five cities that currently have NFL teams that I feel will never, ever, ever host a Super Bowl. And, here they are:
Is Pete Carroll working the Seahawks to a potential Super Bowl berth in the near future? Much to those that doubted him when he ran from Southern Cal to the Pacific Northwest, yes, yes he is.
The Seahawks have built themselves into contender through the draft and keen free agent moves. But, unless the rules change, the two best teams in the NFL will not be coming to the area for “The Game” anytime soon.
What is keeping Seattle from hosting? Well, like of ideal weather for one, as we all remember the Indianapolis-Chicago Super Bowl played in a torrential down pour of rain.
Also, CenturyLink Field just doesn’t have that “big event” vibe. It seats upwards of 72,000 and is known as one of the loudest venues in the NFL, but fans just are not going to flock to Seattle by the thousands.
I felt like combining these three because the reasons are similar for both.
Horrible, horrible winter weather, and lack of ideal location for any of the three.
While reports that Green Bay may get a future game, the historic importance of Lambeau Field gives them a reason – unlike these three venues.
Could you really see ESPN or the NFL Network setting up shop in a winter wonderland for two weeks to air live from Cincinnati? Or Cleveland? Or Chicago? Hell no.
The NFL is already taking a major risk by giving New York the game, but that’s New York. We are talking about the media capital of the world, so they have a little something these three “C’s” do not.
Weather is a plus, but if Al Davis couldn’t force the NFL to return to Oakland before his death, what chances do those people have now? Zero.
O.co Coliseum – one of the worst names in the U.S., by the way – seats just over 53,000 for most NFL games, and can be expanded to 64,200 with additions. But, that’s still a pretty low number for a game of this importance.
Factor in that it also doubles as a baseball stadium, and the look of this aging building is showing.
If Oakland were to ever get a new stadium, something along the lines of what Jerry Jones built, maybe they have a good chance to swing a game.