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(Sports Illustrated)   NFL's list of demands for cities wishing to host a Super Bowl. Subby would rather have hosted Kim Kardashian's Sweet 16   (nfl.si.com ) divider line
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2014-06-09 04:04:45 PM  
Hm... we do have some quality golf courses in the area, but I don't think you're going to want a tee time in February.
 
2014-06-09 05:18:49 PM  
So.... Foxboro in 2018?
 
2014-06-09 05:31:29 PM  
Also:

Pictures of Bea Arthur naked.

Football helmet full of cottage cheese.
 
2014-06-09 05:42:43 PM  
Seems reasonable.  The ATM thing is a bit much, but its the NFL- they like to make money on everything.
 
2014-06-09 06:20:31 PM  
What about the brown M&Ms? Do the hosts have to remove those too?
 
2014-06-09 06:26:48 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Hm... we do have some quality golf courses in the area, but I don't think you're going to want a tee time in February.


It doesn't say anyone will use this sh*t. Just that the city needs to make it all available at no cost to the league.
 
2014-06-09 06:29:22 PM  
Man, it would be nice if cities across the country would nut up and present the NFL with a list of counter-demands. I'll start:

-NFL will clean up their own mess

-The city won't pay jack squat of the cost

-NFL hires extra security

-NFL pays for free mass transit to the "big game."

-City gets a generous cut of tickets and concessions

-NFL buys media coverage at going rates

-I'm willing to meet their demand for ice/snow removal for a fee. Other businesses support the community year round, so you won't get that for free.
 
2014-06-09 06:31:00 PM  

downstairs: Seems reasonable.  The ATM thing is a bit much, but its the NFL- they like to make money on everything.


But they are a non profit......bwhahahahahahahahahaha

I liked the part about the "familiarization trip". Is that code for bribes, hookers, booze and coke?
 
2014-06-09 06:36:36 PM  
Fark you. Pay me.
 
2014-06-09 06:37:05 PM  
groppet: I liked the part about the "familiarization trip". Is that code for bribes, hookers, booze and coke?


And to scout out escape routes.
 
2014-06-09 06:45:54 PM  

downstairs: Seems reasonable.  The ATM thing is a bit much, but its the NFL- they like to make money on everything.


lots of stadiums have local banks ATMs. Gotta throw the national sponsor out there and prominently display to visa logo everywhere
 
2014-06-09 06:46:45 PM  
Didn't know the new stadium would have a roof, wimps.
 
2014-06-09 06:51:48 PM  
Remember, non-profit
 
2014-06-09 06:52:57 PM  

groppet: I liked the part about the "familiarization trip". Is that code for bribes, hookers, booze and coke?


Just another excuse for an accountant to transfer a pile of money from the taxable business account to the tax exempt business account.
 
2014-06-09 06:55:36 PM  

Piizzadude: downstairs: Seems reasonable.  The ATM thing is a bit much, but its the NFL- they like to make money on everything.

lots of stadiums have local banks ATMs. Gotta throw the national sponsor out there and prominently display to visa logo everywhere


I don't know how the ATM universe works business-wise... but don't they all accept the same cards?  I mean, a credit card is a credit card.

I guess you mean the processor of the ATM transactions?  Like they may want a Bank Of America ATM rather than (what we have down here) and ATM's of the South*?

*Yes, that's how its spelled on the screen, in the possessive.
 
2014-06-09 07:10:11 PM  
Christ, I'm not looking forward to this or the All-Star Game. I think the All-Star Game won't affect me too much, but I work right near the new stadium. Better start learning judo now.
 
2014-06-09 07:15:51 PM  
I have one request of the NFL. Pay for it your damn selves.

Actually, two. Go fark yourselves.
 
2014-06-09 07:16:12 PM  

stewbert: Man, it would be nice if cities across the country would nut up and present the NFL with a list of counter-demands. I'll start:

-NFL will clean up their own mess

-The city won't pay jack squat of the cost

-NFL hires extra security

-NFL pays for free mass transit to the "big game."

-City gets a generous cut of tickets and concessions

-NFL buys media coverage at going rates

-I'm willing to meet their demand for ice/snow removal for a fee. Other businesses support the community year round, so you won't get that for free.


The amount of money the NFL imports with it to Super Bowl cities for the week of the game is worth the expense of the host city. It's a massive boon to the local economy. Also sounds like they should hold the Super Bowl in NO, Phoenix, and Miami every year on a rotation if people actually want to use those golf courses.
 
2014-06-09 07:16:53 PM  

HairyNevus: Christ, I'm not looking forward to this or the All-Star Game. I think the All-Star Game won't affect me too much, but I work right near the new stadium. Better start learning judo now.


The Super Bowl will be a nightmare.  The All-Star Game not so much.  Since you live there you probably know all sorts of alternate routes for commuting around the center of it all.

We get the Super Bowl quite often... we just need to know how to traverse the city and avoid the SuperDome by miles.
 
2014-06-09 07:23:20 PM  
Someone should create a list of NFL stadiums that could host it, ans some that are on the bubble.

Green bay never will
 
2014-06-09 07:27:51 PM  
"...and that the league be given priority over all other ice and snow project removal outside of "those that directly threaten life or public safety."

Fark.  That.

I'm as big a sports fan as anyone, but there are plenty of folks out there who couldn't give a rat's ass about the Super Bowl and they (and their farking tax dollars) shouldn't have to take a back seat to an obscenely wealthy, not-for-profit (tax-exempt) entertainment entity.  Fark.  That.  Chicago has enough trouble clearing snow as it is.

But then again, we won't have to worry about it here because, among other things, they're looking for "a minimum of 70,000 fixed seats."  Oh well.
 
2014-06-09 08:06:39 PM  

neuroflare: The amount of money the NFL imports with it to Super Bowl cities for the week of the game is worth the expense of the host city. It's a massive boon to the local economy.


Prove it.
 
2014-06-09 08:09:03 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Hm... we do have some quality golf courses in the area, but I don't think you're going to want a tee time in February.


First thing that jumped out at me, too.  Though I wonder, any courses in the Mall of America?

OtherLittleGuy: So.... Foxboro in 2018?


If they hadn't put those four Gillette signs in the club level, they could easily have had 70,000 seats.  The rest is a bit tricky, especially the whole concept of power enough to host a Super Bowl on Foxboro's shiat-tastic power grid.  And I don't even want to think about what getting to and from the stadium would be like.
 
2014-06-09 08:15:10 PM  
We can cut the power in the third quarter for free.
 
2014-06-09 08:15:51 PM  

kronicfeld: neuroflare: The amount of money the NFL imports with it to Super Bowl cities for the week of the game is worth the expense of the host city. It's a massive boon to the local economy.

Prove it.


Effects on Indy's economy
 
2014-06-09 08:20:34 PM  

kkinnison: Someone should create a list of NFL stadiums that could host it, ans some that are on the bubble.

Green bay never will


As stated above, you can knock a whole bunch of cities off the list since their stadiums are under 70k, even with "expanded seating".

So, just my thought of ranking the one's above 70k:

San Diego
Bay Area
New Orleans
Miami
Tampa
Arizona
Dallas
Atlanta
Houston
Seattle
New York
Charlotte
Minnesota
Indianapolis
Washington
Detroit
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Baltimore
Denver
Green Bay
Cleveland
Buffalo

Of the ones above that hasn't hosted a Super Bowl... I think Charlotte is the most due... generally favorable weather in the winter (highs of 55 in February), and would be a first for that "region".
 
2014-06-09 08:25:51 PM  

neuroflare: kronicfeld: neuroflare: The amount of money the NFL imports with it to Super Bowl cities for the week of the game is worth the expense of the host city. It's a massive boon to the local economy.

Prove it.

Effects on Indy's economy


I think Indy was a somewhat "special" case, in that it was a city that was almost making a "grand debut" with the Super Bowl.... obviously they've hosted other fairly large sporting events (Pan Am games, NCAA Final Fours, Big 10 Basketball & Football championships), but, this was the biggest thing to put them on a national and international stage.  The effect on an tourism economy like theres is going to be felt much more than a place that already does very well tourism wise (NY, New Orleans, Miami, etc).
 
2014-06-09 08:37:29 PM  

dletter: neuroflare: kronicfeld: neuroflare: The amount of money the NFL imports with it to Super Bowl cities for the week of the game is worth the expense of the host city. It's a massive boon to the local economy.

Prove it.

Effects on Indy's economy

I think Indy was a somewhat "special" case, in that it was a city that was almost making a "grand debut" with the Super Bowl.... obviously they've hosted other fairly large sporting events (Pan Am games, NCAA Final Fours, Big 10 Basketball & Football championships), but, this was the biggest thing to put them on a national and international stage.  The effect on an tourism economy like theres is going to be felt much more than a place that already does very well tourism wise (NY, New Orleans, Miami, etc).


I'm a little shocked you left out the building at 16th and Georgetown that packs in over 200,000 for a single day event every May.
 
2014-06-09 08:39:13 PM  

dletter: I think Indy was a somewhat "special" case, in that it was a city that was almost making a "grand debut" with the Super Bowl.... obviously they've hosted other fairly large sporting events (Pan Am games, NCAA Final Fours, Big 10 Basketball & Football championships), but, this was the biggest thing to put them on a national and international stage.


You mean other than that little car race they've been hosting for the last century?
 
2014-06-09 10:07:18 PM  
OK, well, yeah, there is that  :)

/that just happened
//to be slightly fair to myself, auto racing is pretty low on my totem pole of sports I like
///but, stupid to forget about the 500
 
2014-06-09 10:10:38 PM  
S) A total of twenty thousand (20,000) six-month Total Fark sponsorships shall be provided at no cost to the NFL.
 
2014-06-09 10:23:19 PM  

groppet: downstairs: Seems reasonable.  The ATM thing is a bit much, but its the NFL- they like to make money on everything.

But they are a non profit......bwhahahahahahahahahaha

I liked the part about the "familiarization trip". Is that code for bribes, hookers, booze and coke?


I agree that it's insane what local/regional governments are willing to do for an event that is a net loss for the city.

I wish every team were owned in a style at least similar to the Packers, and thus had to at the very least pay for their own stadium upgrades. And I wish Congress had the stones to tell the league, "You quit extorting cities or we're going to fast-track a revised copy of the Sports Broadcasting Act and you won't be happy about the anti-trust exemptions.

I'm as anti-corporate abuse as they come, but the NFL league office is a legitimate 501(c)6 organization. The league office creates no income, and is funded by 33 sources, all of which do produce income. Anything operated under the league that makes money is owned by NFL Properties, which does pay taxes. So the "NFL is tax exempt, lolwut?!?" argument is very misleading.
 
2014-06-09 10:30:08 PM  
It just occurred to me that the NFL has never received a dime of my money. After reading that article, no reason for that to ever change.
 
2014-06-10 12:39:31 AM  

dletter: kkinnison: Someone should create a list of NFL stadiums that could host it, ans some that are on the bubble.

Green bay never will

As stated above, you can knock a whole bunch of cities off the list since their stadiums are under 70k, even with "expanded seating".

So, just my thought of ranking the one's above 70k:

San Diego
Bay Area
New Orleans
Miami
Tampa
Arizona
Dallas
Atlanta
Houston
Seattle
New York
Charlotte
Minnesota
Indianapolis
Washington
Detroit
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Baltimore
Denver
Green Bay
Cleveland
Buffalo

Of the ones above that hasn't hosted a Super Bowl... I think Charlotte is the most due... generally favorable weather in the winter (highs of 55 in February), and would be a first for that "region".


Weather shouldn't be a consideration.  The game will sell out no matter what.  If there's a raging blizzard going on and people don't show up all they have to do is announce it on the radio and there will be lines stretching around the block to buy tickets at the gate at full face value.  Plus, a snow game would be fun.

I'd like to see a Superbowl is a real blue collar town - put it in Green Bay, Cleveland, Buffalo, Baltimore, or Pittsburgh.

Even if Green Bay doesn't have enough hotel rooms it wouldn't matter - people will camp out or get hotels in the next cities over then drive in for the game.

The draw of the game is enough that they don't need to city to bend over backwards to attract people.
 
2014-06-10 06:31:23 AM  

dletter: Seattle


I guess we'll all hope the Seahawks don't make the Super Bowl that year
 
2014-06-10 09:52:50 AM  

Summoner101: dletter: Seattle

I guess we'll all hope the Seahawks don't make the Super Bowl that year


To be fair, most people hope for that every year.
 
rka
2014-06-10 11:17:36 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Weather shouldn't be a consideration.  The game will sell out no matter what.


It's the celebs, former and current players looking to party and the media that biatches about the weather because they want to walk around for an entire week in shorts and enjoy golf and cruising bars/parties. No one gives a rats ass if the fans are cold.
 
2014-06-10 07:29:22 PM  

neuroflare: kronicfeld: neuroflare: The amount of money the NFL imports with it to Super Bowl cities for the week of the game is worth the expense of the host city. It's a massive boon to the local economy.

Prove it.

Effects on Indy's economy


The amount of money the NFL makes from the Super Bowl is worth it, even if they have to pay their own fair share. It's a massive boondoggle.
 
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