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Denver sees a Super opportunity in Miami stadium defeat

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With Miami’s hopes to host a Super Bowl dealt a blow last week, there’s more talk out of Denver that a Mile High Super Bowl could be in store for the future.

Florida shot down the Dolphins’ hopes of a renovated stadium, which means that Miami probably won’t be a contender to host any Super Bowl in the next several years. That makes San Francisco the heavy favorite to get the next Super Bowl to be awarded, Super Bowl L in 2016, and Houston the favorite to land Super Bowl LI in 2017.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes that Denver and the Broncos have their eyes on a bid to host a Super Bowl after that. Taking Miami out of the Super Bowl hosting rotation may be just the opening that Denver needs.

Denver’s biggest hurdle will be whether the NFL is ready to award another Super Bowl to a cold weather city with an outdoor stadium after the upcoming New York Super Bowl. If things run smoothly in New York in February, Denver may be looking at its own Super Bowl five years down the road.

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  1. jrebar88 says: May 6, 2013 9:19 AM

    The Midwest weather is usually not that bad in February. At least here in Kansas City. Would love to see Denver host a Super Bowl. Feel sorry for whatever NFC team would be playing, since the Broncos would be playing a home game!!

  2. vienners says: May 6, 2013 9:21 AM

    An outdoor stadium in Denver. Jan/Feb. Perfect weather for skiing. May be they can have fans ski into the stadium.

  3. kane337 says: May 6, 2013 9:36 AM

    Super Bowl in Denver? Not a good idea especially after witnessing the weather conditions during the Ravens/Broncos game last season.

  4. jfd117 says: May 6, 2013 9:47 AM

    Will this still be a good idea when a star player sits out the Super Bowl due to sicle cell disease?

  5. naanunaanu says: May 6, 2013 9:49 AM

    If they are gonna give Denver a SB WHY NOT DC or Baltimore? two teams are right there, and we haven’t had snow in 3 years. and we have move past the whole DC crack thing. we good now.

  6. milehighmagician says: May 6, 2013 9:55 AM

    Denver would be great for a Super Bowl! People don’t get its technically a desert we live on the front range not in the mountains. Its sunny most the time making the dry snow not stick more than a day or two. Even if it did snow our plow crews are far superior. Wouldnt be an issue. The Baltimore game last year? Still a packed house!

  7. eatitfanboy says: May 6, 2013 10:03 AM

    I never thought I would hear something as stupid as having a Super Bowl in New York. Now I have.

    Sure, it could be 50 degrees and sunny in Denver in February. Or there could be 36 inches of snow in 24 hours.

    And just like I said during the NY SB debate, for me it has nothing to do with the conditions the game will be played in. I couldn’t care less. It’s about the logistics of getting people to and from the game safely.

    Plus, the can of worms it opens up is huge. You could justify the NY SB because they just opened a new stadium. Denver doesn’t have a new stadium. If Denver gets one, then every city in the NFL does now have a legitimate argument to be included in rotation.

  8. dwoofer says: May 6, 2013 10:19 AM

    What’s the difference between playing a Super Bowl in Denver and teams having to play playoff games in New England and Green Bay stadiums? Denver would probably have better weather?

  9. naanunaanu says: May 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    eatitfanboy says:
    I agree with your last point, every team should get an opportunity to Host a SB. EVERYTEAM.

  10. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 6, 2013 10:34 AM

    I’m hoping a nasty blizzard hits New York for the SuperBowl…then we can stop this nonsense already.

  11. orangeandblueblood says: May 6, 2013 10:39 AM

    How about this. Award the Superbowl to the previous years Superbowl loser. That way it awards the team and city for a great season and takes care of the losing teams hangover a little.

  12. eatitfanboy says: May 6, 2013 10:39 AM

    dwoofer says:
    May 6, 2013 10:19 AM
    What’s the difference between playing a Super Bowl in Denver and teams having to play playoff games in New England and Green Bay stadiums? Denver would probably have better weather?

    If you don’t understand the difference between a playoff game and the 2 week event that is the Super Bowl with thousands of media members and tens of thousands of people flying in from all over the country and the world, and the impact bad weather could have on one versus the other, than I don’t know what to tell you.

  13. ranger764 says: May 6, 2013 10:43 AM

    A Denver Superbowl would be great. It’s a great outdoor city, lots to do with the Mountains right here and lower downtown is a great nightspot. The weather here is usually pretty darn nice and even if it does snow, it usually melts in a day or two. 36 inch blizzards are pretty uncommon. More like 4 to 6 inches and it melts quick. They have a saying in Denver, if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour (as it changes quickly). That Baltimore game last year was an anomaly. The following weekend we had 60 degree weather.

  14. n0hopeleft says: May 6, 2013 10:44 AM

    Cue all the crybabies about the cold weather.

    Go watch The Masters if you don’t like it.

  15. Nickstixx says: May 6, 2013 11:17 AM

    A week after the Broncos/Ravens playoff game, the weather was sunny and around 60 degrees. So it went from 9 degrees, to 60 degrees in a week. Denver weather is very unpredictable, but if they are going to have a Super Bowl in NY, then they might as well have one in Denver.

  16. packerman1968 says: May 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    Every city that has a team, should be able to host a SB. Time to man up and play some real football in some real weather conditions.

  17. brutus9448 says: May 6, 2013 11:27 AM

    yea lets not have the suprebowl in the 80 degree miami and instead have it at 24 degree denver. Great idea NFL!

  18. giantsfanlewis says: May 6, 2013 11:29 AM

    Eatitfanboy

    If you don’t understand that it’s football and the game is better on tv anyways and football is supposed to be played outdoors then idk what to tell you.

    You also miss the fact that new york(or jersey in this case) is already used to thousands of ppl world wide coming and going on a daily bases all year long. When was the last time New York City had to close due to weather in February?

  19. joetoronto says: May 6, 2013 11:37 AM

    As if the weather is enough of an issue already, Denver is NOT a world class city, like New York is.

    The Super Bowl in Jacksonville was a disaster that the NFL doesn’t want to repeat.

    The Super Bowl must only be played in major cities, due to the infrastructure needed for such a large event.

  20. granadafan says: May 6, 2013 12:04 PM

    LOL, Denverites have been taking too much advantage of the legalization laws if they think they’re getting a Superbowl.

    Denver and Boulder are one of the few places in the country where you can experience all four seasons of they year in one day.

  21. buckybadger says: May 6, 2013 12:19 PM

    I lived in Denver for 9 year and every year I have moved here the day of the Super Bowl would have been sunny and close to 60. We don’t have winters like New York or mid western cities. Most of our snow comes in March or April. I went golfing this year in February. Sure there is a chance for some weather but its actually pretty remote at that time of the year.

  22. buckybadger says: May 6, 2013 12:20 PM

    joetoronto, I am not sure what you call a world class city but Denver is twice the city Dallas is, Miami or Phoenix. Come out for a visit and you will see a great clean city that can handle the event.

  23. cliverush says: May 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    The town of Foxboro and the City of Buffalo would like to submit an application for hosting the Super Bowl.

  24. mazblast says: May 6, 2013 1:59 PM

    Nickstixx says:May 6, 2013 11:17 AM

    A week after the Broncos/Ravens playoff game, the weather was sunny and around 60 degrees. So it went from 9 degrees, to 60 degrees in a week. Denver weather is very unpredictable, but if they are going to have a Super Bowl in NY, then they might as well have one in Denver.
    ———————————————–
    Is Denver’s owner a bud of The Great Roger Goodell Himself Live And In Person? Your answer to that question is the answer to the question of whether Denver will get a Super Bowl.
    ————————————————
    cliverush says:May 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    The town of Foxboro and the City of Buffalo would like to submit an application for hosting the Super Bowl.
    ————————————————
    The Great Roger Goodell Himself Live And In Person may find a doublespeak way to try to justify a SB in Foxboro, one that of course has nothing to do with his being pals with Robert Kraft.

    Buffalo? Sorry, but the city of my early childhood simply doesn’t stand a chance. Buffalo weather in February is a known quantity, and it’s not a good one.

  25. jrebar88 says: May 6, 2013 2:00 PM

    eatitfanboy says:
    May 6, 2013 10:03 AM
    I never thought I would hear something as stupid as having a Super Bowl in New York. Now I have.

    Sure, it could be 50 degrees and sunny in Denver in February. Or there could be 36 inches of snow in 24 hours.

    And just like I said during the NY SB debate, for me it has nothing to do with the conditions the game will be played in. I couldn’t care less. It’s about the logistics of getting people to and from the game safely.

    Plus, the can of worms it opens up is huge. You could justify the NY SB because they just opened a new stadium. Denver doesn’t have a new stadium. If Denver gets one, then every city in the NFL does now have a legitimate argument to be included in rotation.

    ________________________

    Seriously? So to host a Super Bowl you must build a new stadium? Why does New Orleans, with their big dump, get to keep hosting them then? Because of the city. Stadium is not the only factor that goes in a Super Bowl bid. Why didnt Denver get to host the Super Bowl after they built their NEW stadium 12 years ago? New York doesnt deserve a Super Bowl, they got it just because its New York.

  26. jrebar88 says: May 6, 2013 2:04 PM

    packerman1968 says:
    May 6, 2013 11:23 AM
    Every city that has a team, should be able to host a SB. Time to man up and play some real football in some real weather conditions.

    __________

    Should be a 32 year rotation, or a lottery and whenn one teams city has been picked they are removed from it. Im tired of watching Super Bowls in the same city every 4-5 years

  27. jacktheraven says: May 6, 2013 5:17 PM

    I wouldn’t go to a cold weather SB. It’s more than just the game played in the cold. It’s about the fans spending a week freezing their azzzes off. NOLA was great. SB should be in a warm weather city.

  28. 5280high says: May 6, 2013 5:47 PM

    The SB should NEVER be played here in Denver, NEVER! Its cold all year round, we get snow almost every week. It won’t melt for months, so we’re constantly driving on ice. The airport is shut down all the time, and we almost never see the sun. This is by far the WORST possible place to live, let alone have a SB. People will die on our mountain roads driving to the game, people will get frost bite in the stadium, players will all get altitude sickness and not be able to play, I’m telling you this is a BAD idea. However, if you like freezing your ass off and racing the Yetti’s down the highway, then go for.
    #STAYOUTOFMYSTATE!

  29. keepyerstickontheice says: May 6, 2013 7:06 PM

    The only people crying about weather during a football game are golf-clappers anyway. If you’re so terrified of New Jersey in February, stay home.

    Denver would be a great Super Bowl host city. Mile High (invesco/sports authority/wtf-ever you want to call it) is a fantastic facility. DIA is a nice big airport, there is plenty of stadium parking right off the 25, and it’s walking distance to LoDo.

    I saved the best reason for last! It’s totally…uhh…to…you know, um…hold on a minute, I just had it there. Hey, you going to finish those Doritos?

  30. natefalkirk says: May 6, 2013 9:52 PM

    Everyone needs to keep something in mind:

    99.99%+ of people watching the Superbowl are the TV audience. That is who the Superbowl is for. The NFL is not terribly worried if some portion of the 60000 stadium crowd have trouble getting there…besides, if you are going, you can travel there a couple days early.

    Yes the weather could be really bad in the 3-4 days leading up to it, but odds are it will be tolerable/fine. And if this opens up other venues that never hosted a SB, cool. Share the benefits around the league.

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