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Seattle has interest in hosting a Super Bowl

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If it’s good enough for the NFL to play the Super Bowl under the threat of a blizzard and/or the reality of an ice storm, it should be good enough to stage it in a place where it almost always rains.

Q13 FOX in Seattle reports that the Seahawks have expressed interest in hosting the event, via the submission of initial paperwork to the league office.

The viability of the possibility isn’t known.  But the fact that the league will in two years play the game in the open air of northern New Jersey puts in play any city that has the infrastructure to accommodate the influx of humans for a full week.

The 70,000-seat CenturyLink Field would be large enough, and with a Meadowlands-style waiver of the average February temperature requirement of 50 degrees the climate will suffice, at an average of 44.

The next step in the process will be for the Super Bowl Advisory Committee to invite the Seahawks to submit an official bid.

The next three Super Bowls will be played in New Orleans, New York/New Jersey, and Arizona.  The location of the 50th Super Bowl likely will be determined later this year.

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  1. 92and94and51and56 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:32 PM

    I have interest in Gisele Bundchen. What’s your point?

  2. tooz72 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:33 PM

    shouldn’t they get an NFL team first?

  3. bostonhasrealhockey says: Feb 6, 2012 8:34 PM

    It is a beautiful place

  4. nationalmediacansuckit says: Feb 6, 2012 8:35 PM

    Well here it is. Indy and New York/Jersey have opens the floodgates. No one wants to spent SB week in 10 degree weather. Indy got lucky this week and had decent weather. That never happens. You think it’s not fair, well life ain’t fair. Deal with it.

  5. mh28102 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:36 PM

    Eh…Ill pass

  6. barkerwoofer says: Feb 6, 2012 8:36 PM

    Super Bowl L needs to be at the Coliseum.

  7. dolfan1 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:37 PM

    GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!…….. These cold weather cities are going to ruin the super bowl!!!!

  8. commishgoodellknowsbest says: Feb 6, 2012 8:48 PM

    that is every city with a team should get a super bowl. no team should be excluded just because of there location

  9. facebookuser111 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:50 PM

    Was in the 60′s all week here in Seattle.

  10. seatown12 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:53 PM

    If you haven’t ever been to Seattle, you should know that it doesn’t rain half as much as legend has it. In fact it hardly ever rains during games. We had a rain game this year, but we’ve had years long gametime droughts. It does rain alot near the mountains though, thats why everything’s so green.

  11. upperdecker19 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:53 PM

    Heck, London doesn’t have interest hosting and may get one if Goodell has his way.

  12. sportsrube90 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:54 PM

    I don’t really understand why the NFL Over the years has not gone to these northern places before. Just think about the playoffs. The best playoff games are ones when two teams are fighting it out and it doesn’t matter how cold it is. It is playoff football and it’s a blast. This is the superbowl people. not the girls tanning club.

  13. mpg22387 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:55 PM

    While your statement regarding the fairness of life is valid, equality is an important cornerstone of the NFL.

    Officials strive for consistency in an attempt to produce an unbiased product.

    The reality is that the Superbowl infuses millions of dollars into local economies and it should be the right for each city that houses a team to host the prestigious event.

    It is truly a shame that the NFL bends to the wills of the owners ignoring teams with true histories. I find it laughable that an arbitrary latitudinal value determines whether or not a city like New York deserves a shot at the big game and snubbing the likes of Denver and Green Bay.

  14. seatown12 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:04 PM

    On the other hand, if you’ve ever been to Seattle during a rare snowstorm, you should know that Seattle is built on a really gnarly hill, making it very difficult to get around. It would be a lot to handle. The stadium is just south on flat ground but, yeah, that senario would be a nightmare.

  15. smitty619 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:04 PM

    50th SB will in San Diego. It will be announced after SDiegans vote on the new stadium in the Fall (and gets the VOTES!)

  16. champs794 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:10 PM

    A Super Bowl in Seattle instantly sounds more interesting than Indianapolis if the best thing anyone could say about the place was that everything is within walking distance.

  17. dolfan1 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:14 PM

    Miami, New Orleans, Az, and LA, SF , and SD if they get a new stadium……….. That’s it! The super bowl is a event! So why put it where nobody wants to go!

  18. chocopoppy says: Feb 6, 2012 9:16 PM

    Forget Seattle. I’d rather see our sport grow overseas. In four years take SB “L” to London, baby!

  19. jbmartindale says: Feb 6, 2012 9:17 PM

    The weather is one of the best parts of NFL. It’d be sweet to see a super bowl played in the snow.

  20. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 6, 2012 9:17 PM

    Super Bowl L will be at Farmer’s Field. I say this not because I want that to happen, but because I think Goodell wants it to happen.

  21. shanehawks says: Feb 6, 2012 9:19 PM

    I am not just a Seahawks fan I am also a fan of the PNW (Pacific NorthWest) for the people who don’t know. it doesn’t rain in Seattle as much as people think it does. Seattle has tons of other things to do that could fill the long week before the Superbowl, Seattle has a beautiful state of the art stadium, excellent weather. tons of culture it would be a spectacular host city and would show the true beauty of the PNW and would show people that the can visit anytime of the year, plus there is a chance that the Seahawks could play in that game and thay would be even more awesome 12th MAN!!!! Go Hawks

  22. vincentbojackson says: Feb 6, 2012 9:19 PM

    Seattle will get a Superbowl if and when Giselle says they can have a Superbowl.

  23. upperdecker19 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:20 PM

    M.I.A. has interest in headlining the halftime show.

  24. lionsdetroitcom says: Feb 6, 2012 9:21 PM

    Seattle is a pretty cool city, I can see that happening.

  25. hedleykow says: Feb 6, 2012 9:23 PM

    Las Vegas is the natural fit for hosting EVERY Super Bowl. It’s cheesy, the party never stops, and you won’t find more invested fans anywhere.

    Throw some turf over the Bellagio fountains, paint some stripes on it, and Voilà(!), the coolest Super Bowl gridiron ever. Watch the Super Bowl from your hotel room balcony.

  26. eaglesfan94 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:32 PM

    @tooz72

    What team do you cheer for? I’d bet it’s a losing one. I think the Seahawks have a bright future, especially if they can get a stud quarterback.

  27. devikesfan says: Feb 6, 2012 9:38 PM

    The NFL needs to do a better job of spreading the Super Bowls around. It’s the least they can do to atone for holding the taxpayers in various cities hostage during every new stadium discussion.
    Failing that, maybe the NFL can cough up a few bucks and build a stadium in Hawaii to host the SB every year.
    That stadium would truly be a neutral site, and game day weather wouldn’t be a concern.
    Go a step further and combine the Pro Bowl/Super Bowl into one long weekend. PB played on Friday night or Saturday, and the SB on that Sunday. Who knows, maybe this will make the PB somewhat relevant again…

  28. localbandhero says: Feb 6, 2012 9:38 PM

    The reason more Super Bowls aren’t up north is because of what happened with Dallas last year.

    Dallas had a freak snow/ice storm and all of a sudden the city wasn’t doing a “good job” accommodating the game. They get that type of storm maybe once every 100 years.

    Now, imagine a place like Buffalo, New York, Boston…really, anywhere that usually gets snow. Those cities are better prepared to handle it, yes. But even they get bogged down. Heck, look at Philly last year, they had to reschedule a game because the snow was so bad.

    Now, imagine one of those types of storms hitting during Super Bowl week. It’d be 10x as bad as what Dallas dealt with.

    Is it necessarily fair? No. But I can understand the NFL’s aversion to having their biggest money maker of the year hosted in a place where the weather may prevent the game from being a full stadium. Business/marketing wise it makes sense.

  29. itsmammoth says: Feb 6, 2012 9:38 PM

    Agree to it, and then secretly move the game to Oklahoma City.

  30. jchap00 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:39 PM

    Metrodome!

  31. nflfan877 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:45 PM

    How about they give us back Super Bull XL.

  32. briang123 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:46 PM

    Of course the NFL would never do it but the Super Bowl should be in Vegas every other year. I am sure they would build a stadium that would make Cowboy Stadium look like Candlestick. Of course no one gambles on football though and half the stadium holding iPads with Cantor accounts is just something that would never happen too.

  33. southyank7 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:53 PM

    Charlotte, NC needs to get a Super Bowl
    “the BANK” is walking distance to uptown & if Charlotte can handle the 2012 DNC it can handle a SB

  34. cowhawkfan says: Feb 6, 2012 9:53 PM

    If a city is good enough to have an NFL team, it’s good enough to have a Super Bowl. Every team should get the opportunity!!

  35. rodgers419 says: Feb 6, 2012 9:53 PM

    “No one wants to spent SB week in 10 degree weather.”

    The lower the temperature the better. Football is played in the elements.

    A true fan is going to the love the experience regardless of the weather. The only people who care about the weather are fat cats who have no interest in football and only go because they can. They treat it as a social event, not a football event. I don’t care what they want.

    I hope a blizzard sweeps through NY/NJ the week of the game and temperatures are freezing. Hopefully that’ll increase the percent of real fans at the game.

  36. philtration says: Feb 6, 2012 9:55 PM

    facebookuser111 says: Feb 6, 2012 8:50 PM

    Was in the 60′s all week here in Seattle.
    ===================================

    So they played a lot of Rolling Stones on the radio?

  37. pettergriffen says: Feb 6, 2012 10:00 PM

    chocopoppy says:
    Feb 6, 2012 9:16 PM
    Forget Seattle. I’d rather see our sport grow overseas. In four years take SB “L” to London, baby!
    —————————————

    and because you cant double thumbs down someone here a second chance for this bum

  38. realnflmaster says: Feb 6, 2012 10:13 PM

    Jets baby! 2012 is our year!

  39. duanethomas says: Feb 6, 2012 10:19 PM

    I lived in Seattle for 5 years and it rain damn near everyday from Oct-June. Nothing to do, traffic is horrible and no culture at all. Why do you think the Sonics got the heck out of there. I’d rather see it in Cleveland.

  40. wethog66 says: Feb 6, 2012 10:21 PM

    Ah, no.

    What else needs to be said.

  41. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 6, 2012 10:33 PM

    Pearl Jam at halftime. Open with Given to Fly, follow that with Severed Hand, Cornell joins the band for Pushin Forward Back, into a little I Believe in Miracles (like the Dolphins being in the game) and finish with a stirring Yellow Ledbetter. Just havevto make sure Eddie doesn’t say the F word (not an easy feat).

  42. oreo51 says: Feb 6, 2012 10:36 PM

    It was 57 degrees yesterday in Seattle. The skies were clear, the mountains were beautiful. Too bad you missed it. My flowers are starting to bloom.

  43. marcinhouston says: Feb 6, 2012 10:44 PM

    How about if they do a Superbowl in London but count the Seahawks as the host team? Of course every city would want a Superbowl but I don’t see why Seattle would be the place.

  44. vols84 says: Feb 6, 2012 10:45 PM

    Move them to Oklahoma City too

  45. tomtravis76 says: Feb 6, 2012 10:49 PM

    After watching this past game, the SuperBowl should be played in domed stadiums. Its the championship game, you don’t want it played in the rain like in Miami or potential snow in NY in 2 years. The SuperBowl is set to match the two best teams of the league from that season, let it be decided by the teams and coaches not the weather.

  46. dolfan1 says: Feb 6, 2012 10:50 PM

    realnflmaster says:Feb 6, 2012 10:13 PM

    Jets baby! 2012 is our year!
    ———————————————————– Another Rex Ryan prediction?????????

  47. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 6, 2012 10:52 PM

    I would definitely go to a Super Bowl in Seattle. That stadium is awesome!

  48. firedup1 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:00 PM

    I get tired of the same city’s getting the Superbowl. Let’s change it up a little.

  49. croghan1919 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:05 PM

    chocopoppy says:
    Feb 6, 2012 9:16 PM

    Forget Seattle. I’d rather see our sport grow overseas. In four years take SB “L” to London, baby!
    ______________________________

    To much travel time to Europe on a regular schedule, the logistics would be hell.
    Start a new conference in Europe.
    With a super World Bowl every four years.

  50. thepatriotsaregay says: Feb 6, 2012 11:08 PM

    the 50th Super Bowl will be played in Los Angeles (where the 1st one was held) in the new Rams stadium

  51. beavertonsteve says: Feb 6, 2012 11:10 PM

    Awesome stadium. I’m a Rams fan, but it’s a great place to watch a game, plus I can hop on a train from Portland and basically get dropped off in the parking lot.

  52. pmars64 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:11 PM

    As a Seattle resident, I say NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    The place will close down all week leading up to the game, during, and after the game. You might as well take a vacation week and either fly out of here or stay at home and do some gardening. I-5 will be a parking lot from Tacoma to Everett.

  53. bjamesa says: Feb 6, 2012 11:18 PM

    I’m enlisted in the US Army and was fortunate enough to be stationed out here at Fort Lewis (Tacoma area) about 30 minutes from Seattle. I gotta say, I think this city would do a superb job at hosting a Super Bowl. It’s a really fun city and everything is within walking distance. Pikes Place Market would be crowded, but that’s nothing new. I don’t do the Orca Whale tours because its said to be harmful to the whales but I’m sure Seattle would conceal that from the NFL and use it as a part of their pitch. I like this idea.

    Lastly, these Seahawks fans have surprised me (a Packers fan) with their football knowledge and love of the game. Bring the Bowl to SeaTac!!!

  54. hoberkunce says: Feb 6, 2012 11:20 PM

    Seattle has a fantasic stadium that would be a great venue for the Super Bowl. What Seattle doesn’t have, however, are the accomodations (hotels, etc.) required to host the event. They’ll have to invest in some infrastructure before they’ll get the nod.

  55. matador1985 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:26 PM

    Its about time!!

  56. gmen212542 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:27 PM

    Last time I checked football is supposed to be played in the elements not 80 degree weather. Thank the lord the super bowl will be in jersey and in the elements. THE WAY FOOTBALL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYED!!! Tards!

  57. snoqualmieterry says: Feb 6, 2012 11:30 PM

    We have the seating capacity, hotels, traffic planning, business support,and fan support. We also have some of the richest people on the planet, including our owner. If Arizona and New Orleans, the poorest areas in the country, can get multiple superbowls, why can’t Seattle get one?

  58. i10east says: Feb 6, 2012 11:42 PM

    Yay, the famous place where they throw fish!!!

  59. supremeomega says: Feb 6, 2012 11:42 PM

    I used to live in Seattle. Most beautiful city in the country IMO. Thu should have built a retractable roof stadium though

  60. daytrader1981 says: Feb 6, 2012 11:48 PM

    Better place than London

  61. lilmidas says: Feb 7, 2012 12:02 AM

    rose bowl should be there every year

  62. isphet71 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:29 AM

    Seattle’s bad weather rep is just a ruse to keep so many people from moving there. That’s what a close friend that lives in Seattle will tell you.

    The few times I have been, I would agree. Nicer weather there than advertised. It really is a pretty cool city in a country that has so many cookie-cutter cities.

  63. damnyoulinelliot says: Feb 7, 2012 12:32 AM

    Green Bay should host the Super Bowl before any other cold-weather city.

  64. damnyoulinelliot says: Feb 7, 2012 12:36 AM

    Watch Goodell award Toronto with the Super Bowl. All hell will break loose, especially with Bills fans.

  65. slobberknockered says: Feb 7, 2012 12:37 AM

    Since Indianapolis did a great job all the other “cold weather” cites want in. Lol!!!

  66. damnyoulinelliot says: Feb 7, 2012 12:41 AM

    Quite funny how heavily accomplished teams of the past such as Green Bay, Kansas City (ya know, if it weren’t for Lamar Hunt’s contribution you wouldn’t see this game every year!!!), and Denver won’t ever host a Super Bowl.

    Because they have outdoor stadiums, and they aren’t in the New York metropolitan media market.

  67. slugbaitspace says: Feb 7, 2012 12:43 AM

    Seahawk Stadium serves good beer…but they also have Bud and Coors, etc. Pyramid Brewery is practically across the street. If Mariner Stadium is open, you can pop over there for a Mac-n-Jack’s African Amber, among many others. I think McRory’s serves Black Raven’s Trickster (I’m prolly wrong on that one, tho). Redhook ESB and IPA is everywhere. And Pioneer Square is just a few blocks away…that’s where the after-game party would happen.

    Wow, I’m looking forward to the game already…

  68. txndave says: Feb 7, 2012 12:51 AM

    Why in the name of everything that’s good are we still having superbowls in New Orleans? Its the ugliest city in America, with probably the ugliest, rundown stadium in the league. It blows my mind….

  69. lemmam says: Feb 7, 2012 1:04 AM

    Houston & Reliant Stadium

  70. nflinla says: Feb 7, 2012 1:05 AM

    Super Bowl 50 will be in LA. It will be announce sometime in May.

  71. t16rich says: Feb 7, 2012 1:45 AM

    Toronto. Canada deserves 2 NFL teams and to host Super Bowl 50.

  72. farvite says: Feb 7, 2012 2:33 AM

    Well If Seattle is denied can the League send us Bill Leavy??

    I think that would be adequate compensation for a denial.

  73. raiderfan509 says: Feb 7, 2012 3:08 AM

    Seattle is a great place for a Superbowl, that stadium is awesome. Not a bad seat in the house. Weather isn’t all that bad. Plus the stadium has about 70% cover, if I’m not mistaken.

  74. gryphon1989 says: Feb 7, 2012 3:11 AM

    I can dig it being played anywhere outside.

    Maybe then more of the teams fan base will be able to go instead of all these non-fan corporate persons that have enjoyed the luxury of watching the game in comfort.

    Kick a rich person out of 1st class on a plane and watch the uproar watch them call for a congressional sub committee to ascertain why and watch them not go to the game.

  75. fwbrodie says: Feb 7, 2012 5:14 AM

    Pearl Jam at half time is an incredible idea.

  76. sllib12 says: Feb 7, 2012 5:56 AM

    what about cleveland?

  77. istuppingyourwhiteewe says: Feb 7, 2012 6:23 AM

    Superbowl L, otherwise known as Superbowl Lambeau!!! The Lombardi trophy being contested in the very arena that he made his own!

    In all seriousness; the ice-bowl is generally regarded as one of the greatest games in the history of the sport. Some of the most epic playoff games have been played in the cold. It all adds to the flavour, the drama. I’m not necessarily saying it should be in Lambeau, but with all the modern technology available such as underground heating, effective and efficient sideline heaters, modern gloves etc the temperature or weather shouldn’t detract from the game. Besides, a game of football doesn’t need to generate 1000 yards of pass offense for it to be entertaining; for example the AFC Championsip game a few years ago between the Ravens and the Steelers was one of the most epic games I’ve ever seen!

    Remember that the weather doesn’t have to detract from offense, if that’s what people see as entertaining football. I remember Brady throwing 6 touchdowns in snowy conditions in New England a couple of years back.

    At the end of the day, its the Superbowl, the teams, players and coaches will make it what it is. Who cares what the weather is, it shouldn’t matter if the fans are cold. True football fans, who are the people we want at these games (maybe it will drive down the price of tickets), will still attend the game, the stadium will still be packed. The events during the week leading up to the game will still be well attended and NFL markets that don’t get the tourism boost that New Orleans and Miami seem to get every 2 years will reap the benefits for once too!

    I don’t see why a some of the USA’s greatest cities and NFL markets should be excluded because it’s cold! Grow up – its a man’s game!

  78. iplaybad says: Feb 7, 2012 6:26 AM

    The NFL is about percentages, not anecdotes. It was a 100% guarantee that Indy was going to have a great field for the game. Most folk like the high flying games and the neutral field component a weather neutral site gives us. This is why the NJ SB in a few years will suck. Instead of minimizing risk, the NFL is inviting it. Boo NFL for that one. Keep the games indoors or preferably in New Orleans, South Beach, Arizona, and San Diego.

  79. DonRSD says: Feb 7, 2012 6:40 AM

    Just go somewhere that has a convention center or whatever next to the stadium to liven up the crowd.
    Miami is great weather, but there is nothing besides the stadium & parking lot……yawn

  80. burgundyandgold says: Feb 7, 2012 7:03 AM

    If the Super Bowl can be played in a God awful, nondescript place like Indy it should be played anywhere. Football is an outdoor, cold weather sport. Seattle is immensely more interesting than Indy or Jacksonville. The only places I could see being too cold would be Buffalo (more interesting than Indy) and Boston. Otherwise the game should be shared. To reiterate though, Indy sucks and Colts fans are frauds – when I lived in Indiana from 1992-1997 I did not meet one single Colts fan, they were all Cowboys fans. In short, they are not a smart enough people not to be front runners.

  81. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Feb 7, 2012 7:07 AM

    hey, maybe then queensryche could do the halftime show!

  82. jmsincla says: Feb 7, 2012 7:11 AM

    Too many Hipsters.

  83. bangitfootball says: Feb 7, 2012 7:21 AM

    ENOUGH!!! I want warm weather, outdoor bars, bikinis, beaches and sun when I go to a Super Bowl not 20 degree temps or rain. Indianapolis lucked out it could of been 8 dergrees out and a blizzard this year. Wait till New Jersey has a Super Bowl in 2 years it will be a disaster if it snows . How will the limos get there from Manhattan ?They are playing with fire to throw the Maras and Irsays a bone and now they opened the floodgates to every dreary city in the league. Whose next Detroit and Cleveland and Buffalo? Fun ,Fun.

  84. istillbelieveinblue says: Feb 7, 2012 7:42 AM

    Unfortunately, the reality is that not every NFL city has the infrastructure to host a Superbowl. The NFL has minimum standards for things like the number of hotel rooms. The commissioner was asked about the possibility of hosting the game at Lambeau, and he said that Green Bay just doesn’t have enough hotel rooms. Indy is perfectly set up to host a major event like the Superbowl. The city has vast experience hosting large events with the Indy 500, regular Final Fours, the Big Ten Basketball Tournament and Big Ten Football Championship.

  85. istillbelieveinblue says: Feb 7, 2012 8:04 AM

    @burgundyandgold: “God awful, nondescript place like Indy”? So you are basing your opinion on having lived here for 5 years in the mid-90′s? Have you been to the city in the last 15 years? The landscape has changed dramatically. When you left, The Fieldhouse didn’t exist. When you left, Circle Center Mall was brand new. When you left, Victory Field was brand new. When you left, Lucas Oil Stadium didn’t exist. Downtown Indy is beautiful and alive, just ask anyone who was actually here over the last 2 weeks. Yes, we lucked out with the weather, but Indy did a phenomenal job.

  86. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 7, 2012 8:16 AM

    fwbrodie- what’s your Pearl Jam halftime setlist look like?

  87. rugdaniels says: Feb 7, 2012 8:22 AM

    Seattle is a wonderful city, but I don’t think the best of what it has to offer matches what the NFL and football fans are looking for in a host city.
    The Super Bowl needs to be in a town great for parties (Miami, New Orleans); a town with great weather (San Diego); or a meat & potatoes town (Indy, Detroit). Seattle is none of the above.
    I don’t think your average NFL fan wants to sample molecular gastronomy dishes or coffee made from beans harvested in the rain forest. Seattle is great place to visit, I imagine it’s a wonderful place to live, it’s just not a Super Bowl site.

  88. njhitman says: Feb 7, 2012 8:25 AM

    dolfan1 says:Feb 6, 2012 8:37 PM

    GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!…….. These cold weather cities are going to ruin the super bowl!!!!
    —————————————————
    Football is a winter sport and was founded in a cold wether state and it wasn’t played in a dome .

  89. rwmilli says: Feb 7, 2012 9:20 AM

    Love all the Seattle haters. Talking about how a city they’ve never been to can or cannot host a superbowl, get over yourselfs because really the NFL could host it wherever the F:,? They want and all you losers would show up. Football isn’t for weak, close minded idiots, find another sport to bandwagon or man up ! G/L Seattle, Philly fan here, your stadiums amazing, fan base amazing, I would love to attend a SB in your city !! Would have so much more character

  90. burgundyandgold says: Feb 7, 2012 9:40 AM

    I went to the Redskins game in Seattle this year. Amazing city, great stadium and good fans. I was surprised. They are passionate about the Seahawks but self-aware enough to remember it is just a game and not life and death. I had a great time and was treated well while wearing my Darrel Green jersey through the town and the stadium. I would not dare do that in Philly or the Meadowlands.

  91. leofan1234 says: Feb 7, 2012 9:46 AM

    bangitfootball says:
    Feb 7, 2012 7:21 AM
    ENOUGH!!! I want warm weather, outdoor bars, bikinis, beaches and sun when I go to a Super Bowl not 20 degree temps or rain. Indianapolis lucked out it could of been 8 dergrees out and a blizzard this year. Wait till New Jersey has a Super Bowl in 2 years it will be a disaster if it snows . How will the limos get there from Manhattan ?They are playing with fire to throw the Maras and Irsays a bone and now they opened the floodgates to every dreary city in the league. Whose next Detroit and Cleveland and Buffalo? Fun ,Fun.

    ========================
    Detroit has had TWO Superbowls…1982 and 2006…..Every NFL team should have the chance to host a Superbowl.

  92. iplaybad says: Feb 7, 2012 9:46 AM

    Umm, if PJ is going to play halftime at the Super Bowl, they can appease the NFL’s AARP love by rolling out N. Young and “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”. Whatever else they want to play is gravy.

  93. joetoronto says: Feb 7, 2012 10:07 AM

    The NFL learned it lesson by having the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, what a mistake.

    Whatever city has it has to able to accommodate a hell of allot of people and have major attractions.

    Besides, the sport has become way to soft already, without bringing the Super Bowl to one of the softest cities in the world.

  94. pravin68 says: Feb 7, 2012 10:13 AM

    3 domes in a row. Shouldn’t the NFL mix up outdoor sites to keep the SB fair? I think most SBs should be outdoors. It’s bad enough with the singular exception of NY, the outdoor cold weather teams are at a disadvantage playing conditions wise in most SBs.

  95. hatesycophants says: Feb 7, 2012 10:37 AM

    A city where it “almost always” rains? Ridiculous. Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and neither actual rainfall statistics nor the opinion of anyone who has lived there support such an ignorant contention.

  96. istillbelieveinblue says: Feb 7, 2012 12:04 PM

    My only experience with Seattle was a 2 week business trip about 4 years ago, and I had a blast. The downtown area is beautiful and very walk-able (despite seemingly always walking uphill). If Seattle has the necessary infrastructure (hotels, etc) I think it would be a great place for a Super bowl.

  97. devikesfan says: Feb 7, 2012 12:12 PM

    istillbelieveinblue says:
    Feb 7, 2012 7:42 AM
    Unfortunately, the reality is that not every NFL city has the infrastructure to host a Superbowl. The NFL has minimum standards for things like the number of hotel rooms. The commissioner was asked about the possibility of hosting the game at Lambeau, and he said that Green Bay just doesn’t have enough hotel rooms. Indy is perfectly set up to host a major event like the Superbowl. The city has vast experience hosting large events with the Indy 500, regular Final Fours, the Big Ten Basketball Tournament and Big Ten Football Championship.
    _______________________________

    I don’t buy the “lack of infrastructure” argument.
    I live in Delaware- and Dover does not have anywhere near enough hotel rooms to accomodate the NASCAR fans that come to the races twice a year. Fans end up staying in hotel rooms in Philly, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Ocean City MD and every place in between.
    Plus, there’s no interstate running through Dover- yet the fans still attend.
    This infrastructure argument is just another lame excuse the NFL uses to deny holding a SB in a place that isn’t preferred by their corporate sponsors…

  98. devikesfan says: Feb 7, 2012 12:15 PM

    rugdaniels says:
    Feb 7, 2012 8:22 AM
    Seattle is a wonderful city, but I don’t think the best of what it has to offer matches what the NFL and football fans are looking for in a host city.
    The Super Bowl needs to be in a town great for parties (Miami, New Orleans); a town with great weather (San Diego); or a meat & potatoes town (Indy, Detroit). Seattle is none of the above.
    I don’t think your average NFL fan wants to sample molecular gastronomy dishes or coffee made from beans harvested in the rain forest. Seattle is great place to visit, I imagine it’s a wonderful place to live, it’s just not a Super Bowl site.
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    If it’s considered good enough to have an NFL team, then it should be good enough to host a Super Bowl.
    Seattle’s a great city, in a fantastic region. LOTS to do up there all year round.

  99. bnwpnw says: Feb 7, 2012 12:54 PM

    CenturyLink has one of the best gameday experiences in the NFL.

    Right in-city (suburban stadiums stranded in a moat of parking lots = booo)

    Amazing views of the city, water and Olympic Mountains.

    (Mostly) covered but still outdoors.

    Noisy enough (thank the fans, but the “reverb roof” also helps) that you feel like part of the game.

    Plenty of transit. If the train station were any closer it’d be *in* the stadium.

    If Goddell wants to get more people into stadiums and away from their TVs, this is exactly the kind of experience to showcase.

  100. istillbelieveinblue says: Feb 7, 2012 3:28 PM

    @devikesfan Dover International Speedway has a capacity of 140,000, but what percentage of those people need a hotel room? Also, that number is no where near the estimated 1 million that cycled through the Super Bowl village. Yes, not all of those people needed a hotel room either, but the Super Bowl is a much larger event that the NASCAR event at Dover. It even draws a bigger overall crowd than the Indy 500 which, including the infield, has a capacity of about 300,000. The NFL has rules for how many hotel rooms must be with a certain radius of the host city for a reason.

  101. getit28 says: Feb 8, 2012 1:22 AM

    idiots like tooz72 should find better things to do with their life than post comments like that

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