Skip to content

"Infrastructure" will likely prevent a Green Bay Super Bowl

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Green Bay on Thursday for the team’s annual shareholder meeting and to meet with fans in a “Town Hall” style forum that will air on NFL Network at 8PM ET.

Goodell was asked at a news conference about possibly holding the Super Bowl in Green Bay, and said that the cold weather wasn’t the biggest obstacle the town faced.

“It’s not about weather as much as it is infrastructure,” Goodell said, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
“You need 25,000 hotel rooms within 60 miles. It’s an extraordinary
undertaking.”

Translation: It’s not happening.  (The Green Bay area has 3,000 hotel rooms.) 

The NFL has talked about using other cities for the Draft, and that would be a far more attainable goal for Green Bay.

Permalink 76 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Green Bay Packers, Rumor Mill, Sprint Football Live - Rumors, Top Stories
76 Responses to “"Infrastructure" will likely prevent a Green Bay Super Bowl”
  1. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Jul 29, 2010 5:33 PM

    “The NFL has talked about using other cities for the Draft, and that would be a far more attainable goal for Green Bay.”
    How’s this for crazy: host the draft in whatever city ‘wins’ the #1 overall pick. (And yes they could trade the pick too late to change venue, but that doesn’t happen often).

  2. Gregjennings85 says: Jul 29, 2010 5:38 PM

    If you come, we will…build it…???

  3. alphamail says: Jul 29, 2010 5:38 PM

    It’ll never happen – I’m okay with it.
    Lambeau is the greatest stadium in sports. It doesn’t need a Super Bowl to validate itself. And anyone who’s been to Green Bay knows that not only is there a lack of hotel space for such a weeklong event, but there is nothing else to do there. That’s not a knock, just the truth…it’s what makes Lambeau and the Packers unique.

  4. packfan4ever says: Jul 29, 2010 5:38 PM

    Since the Packers will be playing in the next 5 superbowls they don’t need to worry about hosting one.

  5. robert ethen says: Jul 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    Officials mentioned that it was “quaint” that buildings in the area are structured from mud and straw, and that the cars and airplanes were mainly structured from wood, but they worried about the health and safety aspects.

  6. SuperBowl50 says: Jul 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    omg – they gave a SUPER BOWL to Minnesota and that city cannot even afford to cut the grass along side the roads

  7. TarkintonWasNeverAPacker says: Jul 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    The NFL has talked about using other cities for the boring the living piss out of normal people, and that would be a far more suitable goal for Green Bay.

  8. JoeButler says: Jul 29, 2010 5:47 PM

    If the NFL expands to 18 games and adds another playoff team, the Super Bowl will be played in early March. Tulips may be poking thru the ground by then. Weather should not be a factor in Green Bay

  9. Ridge_Runner says: Jul 29, 2010 5:51 PM

    Having been to Lambeau Field several times, I can attest to the fact that unless you book a hotel within 2 weeks of the schedule being released in April, you are going to be sleeping in your car come Game Day. If Green Bay wishes to host a Super Bowl, they are going to need to build a lot more hotels that would never serve any other purpose.

  10. sven_ftw says: Jul 29, 2010 5:51 PM

    sorry, cheeseballs… throwing a few hammocks in your barns doesn’t constitute a hotel.

  11. GB3Pack4 says: Jul 29, 2010 5:53 PM

    Good Grief – 25,000 hotel rooms within 60 miles???!!!! Maybe they could buy Sheboygan.

  12. Krow says: Jul 29, 2010 5:54 PM

    Ridiculous. The Superbowl is all about TV. Green Bay is an historic NFL city. OK, their fans are dicks… but lots of fans are. Let them host it.

  13. jeremiah says: Jul 29, 2010 5:54 PM

    superbowls held in cities that do not have the acommodations to support them do they same thing that the olympics do (on a lesser scale though)….they turnt he cities into detroit….err, i mean dumps.

  14. ickeyshuffle says: Jul 29, 2010 5:56 PM

    the brett favre steak house doesnt fit 25000?

  15. johnster says: Jul 29, 2010 5:56 PM

    Even more crazy… host the draft in the city that won the superbowl

  16. timegambit says: Jul 29, 2010 5:57 PM

    We don’t need the Super Bowl.
    We still have the annual Polka Showdown and every June is the Great Family Reunion, which includes all of Green Bay and is a heckofa lotta fun!
    We play games like”Pin Your Sister,” and “Who’s Got The Nicest Tooth,” all night.
    You have to bring your own glue to huff, but it’s all the terpentine you can drink for a quarter.

  17. omegalh says: Jul 29, 2010 5:59 PM

    keep it in NY. Half the fun is watching Jets fan weep.

  18. DcNinerFan says: Jul 29, 2010 6:03 PM

    Or possibly the -10 degree weather… yeah, that might have something to do with it…
    “Since the Packers will be playing in the next 5 superbowls they don’t need to worry about hosting one. ” Is this in Madden you’re talking about? ;-)

  19. Cushing Will Kill You says: Jul 29, 2010 6:05 PM

    “Nothing to do” will likely prevent Green Bay Super Bowl.

  20. Hauschild says: Jul 29, 2010 6:08 PM

    Don’t let the democrats hear that it is only a matter of hotel rooms. They’ll build the 25,000 extra room at taxpayer’s expense and crow about how lovely life is for that one day of the Super Bowl.
    Then, after the Super Bowl when those 25k rooms go vacant and the hotels go under, the progs will nail the taxpayer again who will pay to have these facilities changed to low-income housing, and subsidize the rent.

  21. sand0 says: Jul 29, 2010 6:13 PM

    “Infrastructure” is a very nice way of putting it. Too cold and too boring. People wouldn’t be very excited about a super bowl there. Just as well put it in the middle of Montana. At least it wouldn’t stink.

  22. johnko says: Jul 29, 2010 6:14 PM

    I have never realized that infrastructure is a synonym with odor until now. Thanks for the lesson Rodger!

  23. JasonW says: Jul 29, 2010 6:14 PM

    Leave the draft in NY and keep NY and the west coast for super bowls. The middle and south of this country is an embarrasment and we should not be showing it off.

  24. Occam says: Jul 29, 2010 6:15 PM

    “alphamail says:
    it’s what makes Lambeau and the Packers unique.”
    Totally. The Packers are like a local band that you dig and really can’t help but like. But if they hit it big, they won’t be nearly as likeable. A Super Bowl at Lambeau would sort of have the effect of the Pack hitting it big, IMHO.

  25. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 6:19 PM

    “It’s not about weather as much as it is infrastructure,” Goodell said, stifling giggles through his nose, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “You need 25,000 hotel rooms within 60 miles. It’s an extraordinary undertaking. Aside from that, we feel that holding the Super Bowl in Green Bay would have been a splendid idea. Excuse me for a moment,” Goodell said before turning around and bursting into hysterical laughter, falling onto the ground and rolling around in an unsuccessful attempt to contain his hilarity as the Wisconsites watched and glared.

  26. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 29, 2010 6:20 PM

    A nation wide movement to change the prehistoric Vince Lombardi Trophy to Bill Belichick Trophy is gaining popularity. I personally will be spear heading the movement in hope of bringing the NFL championship trophy out of ancient darkness into the 21st century. Most people under the age of 60 have no idea of who the overrated Lombardi was…or his championships. Belichick is known by all for his coaching genius in the MODERN ERA. Look for a petitions at liquor stores,strip clubs, and sex shops nation wide. Thank You- Pervy

  27. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 6:24 PM

    “Because really,” Goodell continued after getting up and composing himself, “who wouldn’t want to go to Green Bay Wisconsin in the middle of winter, (snicker) or in the spring, summer or fall for that matter (trying to hide his fit of giggles)… we gave it alot of thought though (shrieking with laughter, tears streaming down face)… but in the end… (falling down laughing again)”

  28. purplepower says: Jul 29, 2010 6:24 PM

    screw u packfan4ever, u lost all your super bowl chances when u lost favre, he built your dumb ass team and now it will fall apart, 5 bowls in a roll dream on!

  29. warpath21 says: Jul 29, 2010 6:28 PM

    Lambeau in February? Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…
    We’d be drinking beer shakes.. actually, that doesn’t sound bad

  30. Contra says: Jul 29, 2010 6:34 PM

    packfan4ever says:
    July 29, 2010 5:38 PM
    Since the Packers will be playing in the next 5 superbowls they don’t need to worry about hosting one.
    —————
    BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    OMG, my side hurts from laughing at this one too much. Comedy…pure comedy!

  31. Johnnyb612 says: Jul 29, 2010 6:40 PM

    I agree that Lambeau Field doesn’t need a Super Bowl to validate itself as the greatest stadium in all of sports. It would still be pretty cool to lhave it happen though, espescially when the Packers should be in the Super Bowl the majority of the next 7-8 years. They would really have a legitimate shot of having a true home field advantage for a Super Bowl. I guess we’ll just have to settle for winning one on the queens new turf wherever that may be.

  32. Outsyder says: Jul 29, 2010 6:44 PM

    Jacksonville can’t have much infrastructure either and they get it all the time.

  33. dreamer says: Jul 29, 2010 6:46 PM

    People would willingly give up there home for a few days for a Super Bowl. That solves the hotel room problem.

  34. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 29, 2010 6:47 PM

    It’s a tragedy that it’ll never happen. People of every country, fans of every sport need to visit Green Bay, Wisconsin. It would be a life-changing experience and they would be better for it.

  35. bigrig says: Jul 29, 2010 6:50 PM

    The Super Bowl will not be played in Mayberry.
    Aside from lack of hotel rooms, do you really want Andy & Barney in charge of security?

  36. DcNinerFan says: Jul 29, 2010 6:51 PM

    Or possibly the -10 degree weather… yeah, that might have something to do with it…
    “Since the Packers will be playing in the next 5 superbowls they don’t need to worry about hosting one. ” Is this in Madden you’re talking about? ;-)

  37. robert ethen says: Jul 29, 2010 7:00 PM

    With most of the structures built of wood in the mid 19th century, and the horses pulling the pumper wagons getting on in years, there is a significant disaster potential to consider.

  38. mattgso says: Jul 29, 2010 7:22 PM

    It would be great to see, but not realistic.

  39. wrath4771 says: Jul 29, 2010 7:26 PM

    Realistically, Green Bay and Appleton are nuts during a regular season Packers game. Playoffs are worse and I can’t even imagine what a Super Bowl would be like. It’s a good call. The draft would be nice to have though.

  40. LighTsouT says: Jul 29, 2010 7:33 PM

    @packfan4ever: how much crack have you had today?

  41. Philtration says: Jul 29, 2010 7:37 PM

    “It’s not about weather as much as it is Green Bay is just a backwater hick town where everyone thinks that splashing deer piss on your coat is a good thing to do,”
    Hee Haw!

  42. Pack_Attack says: Jul 29, 2010 7:39 PM

    Oh yeah Hey Der, ders lots of cabins and trailers for crips sake. We kin make her work.

  43. Pack_Attack says: Jul 29, 2010 7:40 PM

    Wait, the liberals want to build that stupid high speed rail. Make it go to GB from Milwaukee and Chicago!

  44. robert ethen says: Jul 29, 2010 7:43 PM

    In Green Bay the “Draft” could be called “The Howling Horizontal Wind Driven Snowstorm That Freezes The Balls Of Brass Monkeys And Makes You Die Horribly With Your Tongue Stuck To The Cigarette Lighter While Trying To Thaw Your Face”.

  45. last time here says: Jul 29, 2010 7:57 PM

    The Commish didn’t say anything about spending $1500+ for a chance to flatten your ass on a metal bench while absorbing the Holy Lambeau Essence. In Freaking February. Yup.
    Jesus, I never saw a sillier bunch of sports fans. “Our house is more storied and famous and better and just overall more awesome than any stadium in all of sports.” Ask the Billion that would shed blood for their national soccer team if they give a shit about or have ever even heard of Curly’s House.
    One guy admitted it, too: “There’s nothing else to do here”. If Bowling were an Olympic sport, Green Bay would have a possible connection to The Games, but other than that, pull me a Leinie’s and hit me with a double Jack. It’s Boob Tube Night at Applebee’s!
    Next 5 Superbowls? I just spilled my can of Laugh at Your Ass. Packfan4ever, finish your Lucky Charms and go outside. And leave the little girls alone. You’ve just failed your driver’s license test for the 6th time. Spilling Bud on the instructor was the last straw.

  46. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 8:07 PM

    apparently green bay offered the use of their trailer parks for the super bowl guests but goodell politely declined.

  47. NoHomeTeam says: Jul 29, 2010 8:10 PM

    C’mon, Goodell — you just need to get a little creative with this.
    After all, the NFL gave a Super Bowl to Jacksonville of all places. As I recall, there weren’t enough hotels there either, so they brought in cruise ships to add capacity. I believe that the city of Green Bay has a pretty large body of water not too far away. I’d guess your average cruise ship has a capacity of somewhere around 2k. Float a dozen or so in there — rooms are covered, food is covered, and ancillary entertainment is covered –problem solved!
    Anything else you need help with, Rog?

  48. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 29, 2010 8:11 PM

    In other words…..you can’t dip a turd in chocolate and call it Chocolate Cream Cheese Flan. Gangrene Bay is appealing to NOBODY!!!!!

  49. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 29, 2010 8:14 PM

    A nation wide movement to change the prehistoric Vince Lombardi Trophy to Bill Belichick Trophy is gaining popularity. I personally will be spear heading the movement in hope of bringing the NFL championship trophy out of ancient darkness into the 21st century. Most people under the age of 60 have no idea of who the overrated Lombardi was…or his championships. Belichick is known by all for his coaching genius in the MODERN ERA. Look for a petitions at liquor stores,strip clubs, and sex shops nation wide. Thank You- Pervy

  50. zod says: Jul 29, 2010 8:18 PM

    This is just a stalking horse in the CBA negotiations. The Packers will have the infrastructure. Most of the necessary land has already been acquired. If you feel the need to argue point two, refer to point one. Repeat as long as necessary.

  51. mattgso says: Jul 29, 2010 8:27 PM

    Maybe the L.A. Vikings will host one.

  52. TheVerve says: Jul 29, 2010 8:29 PM

    Funniest story of the year!
    Only people from GB could possibly believe that they could host a SB. What a bunch of morons.
    I would have loved to see Goodell trying to hold back laughter when one of the “shareholders” asked that question with a straight face.
    GB fans are priceless. Thanks for all the entertainment.

  53. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 8:35 PM

    dreamer says: July 29, 2010 6:46 PM
    People would willingly give up there home for a few days for a Super Bowl. That solves the hotel room problem.
    °°°°°°°°� �� �� �� �°°°°°°°°� �� ��
    that’s a very generous idea. i understand bill gates will be attending this year, he should be given his choice of any double wide in the city.

  54. robert ethen says: Jul 29, 2010 8:39 PM

    They have 3,000 hotel rooms and 3 whores lined up outside of each waiting to turn a $15 trick.

  55. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 8:40 PM

    “It would still be pretty cool to lhave it happen though, espescially when the Packers should be in the Super Bowl the majority of the next 7-8 years.”
    °°°°°°°°� �� �� �� �°°°°°°°°� �� ��
    yeah especially since all the packer fans will be taken there by flying unicorns and after the game everybody gets to go to candy mountain.

  56. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 8:45 PM

    goodell did try to get the punt, pass and kick competition for green bay but when the kids found out they all said they were busy that week and dropped out.

  57. numberfour says: Jul 29, 2010 8:45 PM

    sod the media. they can camp outside.
    and keep warm like the current vikings would in the same situation.
    (use homer simpson voice here) with each others’ love.
    /////////////////////////////
    it would be hilarious to have such a game there, and also have the packers in it. woe to the visitors in feb in green bay.
    ////////////////////////
    green bay seemed like a nice town the couple of times i was there.
    now, bryant gumbel would complain about it like he did about the winter olympics, but who in their right mind gives a schitt about what he says…

  58. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 8:49 PM

    apparently bob murphy suggested the owners banquet could be held at old country buffet.

  59. NoGravyForSconnies says: Jul 29, 2010 8:55 PM

    in other news, oshkosh has put in a bid for the 2012 summer olympics.

  60. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 29, 2010 9:00 PM

    @ NoHomeTeam- Wow you is creative my man! Can you show me 27 new ways to pull my puppet???

  61. Emoney says: Jul 29, 2010 9:20 PM

    Pervy,
    You’be obviously never been to wrigley field. Historic, yes. Nice, no. It smells like piss. But then again, you probably enjoy that smell living in that shithole of a city up in minnesoooota. And I know you’ve never been to Yankee stadium. It’s too expensive for you and they wouldn’t accept your food stamps.
    Again, your words define how ignorant you are.
    But then again, nobody ever said you were smart. Now go make yourself useful and catch me some fish.

  62. TheVerve says: Jul 29, 2010 9:27 PM

    World Cup in Sheboygan!

  63. bow_to_the_pats says: Jul 29, 2010 9:27 PM

    Translation: Green Bay is too cold and too tiny a market to host a Super Bowl.

  64. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 29, 2010 9:33 PM

    Well – there it is. Even the NFL knows that there is NOTHING to do in Green Bay.
    Hence the complete & total preoccupation with the only thing there is to do there: watch the Packers.

  65. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 29, 2010 9:40 PM

    @ Emoney- LOL! I fought in Madison Square Garden you nutsack….don’t tell me about sports venues. Oh yah…I can’t afford what? Yo’ momma took my $35 in the alley all the time. Paid for your school lunch and Newports you ungrateful bastard!

  66. DVJ says: Jul 29, 2010 9:45 PM

    Put it in Milwaukee.

  67. cusoman says: Jul 29, 2010 9:45 PM

    You could always rent a lot of RVs and park them in the parking lots of the rows of dilapidated WalMarts that circle Lambeau and have people stay there.
    I hear farm stay experiences are hot there too! Go sleep with the horses and pigs… that’ll bring ‘em.
    Hell, the way the Packer faithful talk about Lambeau itself, you’d think it was a Waldorf Astoria – why don’t they just let people have their seats as accommodations? They can all share the public restrooms there, and take showers under the beer taps.
    I’m thinkin’ this could work folks.

  68. Philtration says: Jul 29, 2010 9:51 PM

    # bow_to_the_pats says: July 29, 2010 9:27 PM
    Translation: Green Bay is too cold and too tiny a market to host a Super Bowl.
    ====================================
    Shrinkage!

  69. MrHumble says: Jul 29, 2010 9:54 PM

    3000 hotel rooms…and one freakin’ bathroom as people in wisconsin relieve themselves behind trees or in ditches and use ragweed and posison ivy as toilet paper. I bet goodell and his suits had a real good laugh when asked about GB hosting a SB, their private response went something like, “you gotta be shittin’ me”. If the packer fans had “anything” else worth living for in their miserable lives, they wouldn’t be able to support the packers like they do and the pack would quickly pull up stakes. No stadium venue in the nfl promotes “beer and brats” like lambeau, gotta keep the rednecks drunk and fartin’.

  70. Philtration says: Jul 29, 2010 10:00 PM

    # Dial-A-Cliche says: July 29, 2010 6:47 PM
    It’s a tragedy that it’ll never happen. People of every country, fans of every sport need to visit Green Bay, Wisconsin. It would be a life-changing experience and they would be better for it.
    =====================================
    I saw that movie.
    It is called “Deliverance”
    “Dat der Arron Rogers sure got a purdy mouth on em!”

  71. durno99 says: Jul 29, 2010 10:13 PM

    Infastructure as in “The People”. The best part of this is Green Bay people won’t figure out this means them and their city for days and even then someone will have to explain it to them. Maybe they should aim for a reachable championship game and bid on the State Highschool Championships………..Give Madison a run for it’s money!!!!!!!!!!!!!All the best….Durno99

  72. durno99 says: Jul 29, 2010 10:20 PM

    Super Bowls hosted………..Metrodome 1 Lamblow NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BFF DURNO99

  73. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 29, 2010 10:48 PM

    It’s a tragedy that it’ll never happen. People of every country, fans of every sport need to visit Green Bay, Wisconsin. It would be a life-changing experience and they would be better for it.
    _________________________________
    Because they would return home to Darfur, Chernobyl and Detroit, and never again complain about their hometown.

  74. FumbleNuts says: Jul 30, 2010 12:47 AM

    The ONLY bowl being played in Green Bay is the one being passed around at the Annual “Inbred Festival.”

  75. kingterp says: Jul 30, 2010 3:27 PM

    “DC_Bengals_Fan”, I like the idea however, who wants the Draft in Detroit every year?? Green Bay should host the Event anually simply out of principal. GO PACK GO!!!

  76. FoF says: Jul 30, 2010 4:25 PM

    lol, Wisconsin gets no respect anymore ever since TT arrived.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!