I didn’t put a lot of research into who should host the Superbowl and why. It’s just a gut feeling. I have three cities that should and could do well hosting the Superbowl. Whether it will happen or not is not my decision to make. But just food for thought.
1) Nashville, Tennessee-Country Music, USA. Nashville is great at hosting other events. Not only will people enjoy the atmosphere surrounding Nashville but the game could be played at LP Field where the Tennessee Titans play. Sure it may be cold during the winter and you may see snowfall, but the electricity surrounding the game would be almost magical. Imagine the pre and post game parties? Country music stars everywhere and down home hospitality.
2) Las Vegas –A gambler’s delight. The NFL for public relations reasons probably wouldn’t allow this to happen. But wouldn’t that be one giant party. The city would probably overflow with people wanting to witness the parties and atmosphere. This would also be a terrific place for an expansion team. Although which owner would want the trouble surrounding players who compete in this city. Lack of facility could be the only drawback but I am sure it could happen quickly.
3) Hawaii-Works for the Pro Bowl and the weather would be delightful. You would have to move the Pro Bowl to a different city for the year but wouldn’t it be worth the switch up. It would provide the NFL a chance to isolate it’s actual game to only the elite. Whether this would be good for the average fan is unknown. But it sure would be warm and pretty.
Other possibilities? Seattle comes to mind as a possibility. Carolina also would be a very good host. The NFL could also eye going overseas like they have tried recently during the regular season and exhibition games. If it weren’t so gold I think South Bend, Indiana where Notre Dame plays it’s college football games would be terrific. It would be like the Rose Bowl except the players better bring 2 pair of thermal underwear to the game.
Chicago, if it had a dome, would also be perfect. There are obvious reasons why cold weather cities without a dome aren’t used to host the Superbowl. That may change once teams go to retractable roofs in the future. Although nothing beats watching a winter game in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago or Green Bay during hte playoffs. Imagine if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had the nerve to choose an outdoor facility in the middle of the midwest. That could change the course of the Superbowl for years to come. Will it happen? Probably not. But would it be fun to watch? Definitely.
Those are my top places to hold a Superbowl that have been neglected througout the years.