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Miami Super Bowl bid includes football game on an aircraft carrier

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A Super Bowl in South Florida won’t have a football game played in an upgraded Sun Life Stadium.  But if could have a football game played on an aircraft carrier.

The details of the final bid for Super Bowl L or LI have been released, and the package includes a football game that would be played on an aircraft carrier, according to

“We’ve submitted the best bid that we can in every aspect,” Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said at a press conference regarding the proposals.  “From a Dolphins perspective, we’re doing every thing we can.”

What they can do is offer a better deal financially to the owners than any other city has offered.  Because at the end of the day the primary factor will be money.  Like it always is.

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55 Responses to “Miami Super Bowl bid includes football game on an aircraft carrier”
  1. smartanis says: May 10, 2013 5:59 PM

    Given our country’s Johnson for “homeland security” making for a paid attendance of roughly zero, I’d be interested to know exactly what game would be played on the carrier.

  2. briang123 says: May 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    It’s not happening of course, but Super Bowl L should be played at The Rose Bowl.

  3. helloanybodyhome says: May 10, 2013 6:08 PM

    So if you’re out of bounds you better know how to swim

  4. shogunassasin30 says: May 10, 2013 6:11 PM

    WTF? No. That’s stupid. That’s all I got.

  5. larrydavid7000 says: May 10, 2013 6:11 PM

    ” Were doing everything we can” REALLY.!!!!!! How about stop smoking you know what first. Then start all over and submit a real Bid that sounds realistic . This is the worst desperation attempt to get a SB in my life time. WHAT A LOSER FRANCHISE IF I EVER SAW ONE.!!!!!!!

  6. sickoe47 says: May 10, 2013 6:20 PM

    That would be freakin awsome!!!!

  7. Panda Claus says: May 10, 2013 6:21 PM

    And how exactly will a game on a carrier be able to seat 70,000+ fans?

    Maybe if they could put the ship in a really big stadium.

    Roger, Mr. Jones is on line one.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: May 10, 2013 6:24 PM

    They’d have to pump in the crowd noise or else all you’d hear would be the roar of the ocean as there would be no crowd.

    Or maybe they could crank up a few F-22 Raptors and really kill the offense’s ability to communicate.

  9. ndnut says: May 10, 2013 6:34 PM

    It would probably be a powder puff celebrity game as part of the events surrounding the Super Bowl. That wouldn’t need 70,000 seats.

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 10, 2013 6:35 PM

    The Tarheels played a college basketball game on an aircraft carrier and to be honest, it was kind of weird.

  11. thunderbirdhotel says: May 10, 2013 6:35 PM

    There won’t be 70k fans. It says “a game” not “the game”

  12. shadowcell says: May 10, 2013 6:38 PM

    if that’s the case, then the Jets had better get to the Super Bowl that year

  13. jason8er says: May 10, 2013 6:38 PM

    LMAO. Do some of you actually think they are planning THE actual game on the carrier????

    It’s most likely going to be an exhibition game sometime during Superbowl Week. My guess is it will be a game of former NFL greats.

  14. sgtr0c says: May 10, 2013 6:39 PM

    Spent a decent amount of time on an aircraft carrier deck, not really ideal for ACL’s and such. Even at dock, the entire platform moves in the water. They are not very forgiving.

    That said, this would be the coolest thing EVER!

  15. buhbay1c says: May 10, 2013 6:41 PM

    Will Michael Bay be involved in the production? If so, I guarantee everyone who watches will be left unsatisfied at the end.

  16. onebucplace says: May 10, 2013 6:42 PM

    Maybe they can fish for Cubans during halftime.

  17. remyje says: May 10, 2013 6:44 PM

    Romo already throws like he’s on a rocking boat

  18. 69finfan says: May 10, 2013 6:44 PM

    Reading and comprehension, a lost art. Folks, read the article and subsequent link. It doesn’t say the Super Bowl would be played on an Aircraft Carrier for gods sake. It says “A” football game, not “the” football game would be played on a Carrier. Good grief morons, get a clue. Go Fins!

  19. navyeoddavee9 says: May 10, 2013 6:48 PM

    The carrier deck, would be a better surface, than FedEx field!

  20. getitrightflorio says: May 10, 2013 6:48 PM

    What joke. The dolphins are acting like a bunch of little kids that didn’t get their way. It would be such a nightmare to attend what they have planned in downtown Miami, not to mention that it would be in the hood. There will be a ton of crime and hopefully not worse. They would be better off doing at Sun life stadium.

  21. ghjjf says: May 10, 2013 6:57 PM

    Having a game on an aircraft carrier makes sense considering it can hold about the same number of fans that actually go to Dolphins games.

  22. rohlo says: May 10, 2013 6:58 PM

    this is just a gimmick!! butts in seats is what sells and makes money…you wont be able to put alot of butts in seats on an aircraft in san diego and we have had 2 basketball games on carriers..first one between nc and mich st was good,but second one with san diego state and syracuse was a disaster as it was really windy and shots were movign like knucle balls and curve balls. the military itself said it is cutting all military equipment out of sporting events whether it be flyovers,displays, or even ships.. its all part of the nationwide military furlough and budget cuts.

    these two superbowl should be played in san francisco and houston. sf has their new stadium and hosuton did an excellent job with their recent superbowl and the stadium in houston is state of the art and much better than sunlife stadium and it has a retractable roof as well incase of bad we really want bad playing conditions like the last 2 superbowls in miami involving the colts..even the superbowl with the chargers and 49ers the weather was horrible with constant rain and the playing field was horrible. the dolphins billionaire owner needs to fix the stadium on his own bill.especially after miami residents got robbed with marlins park..

  23. rohlo says: May 10, 2013 7:00 PM

    also san diego has the best weather in the country and because of the stadium situation the nfl won bring a 4th superbowl till they build a new stadium. even madden himself said they should play the superbowl in san diego every year! avg year round temp 73 degrees with 30% humidity.. if weather wont get superbowls in a big city then a dman aircraft carrier isnt gonna lure one to an old outdated stadum.

  24. mistrezzrachael says: May 10, 2013 7:05 PM

    OK..So you get tickets to a Super Bowl in Miami…no hotels near the stadium, just like many places. So you rent a car.

    Then…you find out…there is no general admission parking @ the stadium….and you have ridiculous traffic, and park miles and miles away…Then, you wait, and wait..for busses.

    Dolphin Stadium is a horror show for a SB…only good part is potentially the weather…Never mind, the worst, absolute worst..concession prices @ any SB venue…Ross robs people blind there.

    No way that place deserves it.

  25. thestrategyexpert says: May 10, 2013 7:11 PM

    How about Space or no place?

  26. wethog66 says: May 10, 2013 7:11 PM

    Football game on an aircraft carrier? Right up there with the NHL Winter Classic in LA. Anything for a buck.

  27. ambitoos says: May 10, 2013 7:20 PM

    What are they going to do, paint the deck green. Dunb idea.

  28. vaughnorange says: May 10, 2013 7:26 PM

    I don’t know, kind of sounds like a horrible movie. And Seagal is way, way too fat by now. Is a whale involved? Call Ace.

  29. justintuckrule says: May 10, 2013 7:27 PM

    idiots think that Miami proposed to have the actual SB played on the aircraft carrier. dummies.

  30. tomtravis76 says: May 10, 2013 7:39 PM

    What a load, first they don’t get their public money, then the next day Ross says I’ll show everyone and commits to donating 2 billion to charity, then the spoiled kids put the most ridiculous bid for a super bowl in the history of bids ever together for submission. Play the game on an aircraft carrier.

    Honestly, Ross should fire everyone involved with that submission. His current staff is truly making him look like a buffoon.

  31. cletuswithat says: May 10, 2013 7:42 PM

    might as well go all out an play the game on a spacestation.

  32. silverhornet says: May 10, 2013 7:43 PM

    oh. This was serious?

  33. bullethead527 says: May 10, 2013 7:57 PM

    Since the Bucs and Jags have no fans that attend their games, all their Home games should be played on an Aircraft Carrier in the Arctic Ocean.

  34. seaeagle707 says: May 10, 2013 7:58 PM

    All that they are saying with this nonsensical press release is, look at our pathetic stadium, which those meanies in the Florida House wouldn’t let us fix. No super luxury boxes, no Wi-Fi, no place for the topless cheerleaders to change. The “bid” was intended only to embarrass the local politicos, nothing more. Expect more of the same from Ross & Co.

  35. saintmyfault says: May 10, 2013 8:00 PM

    An aircraft carrier? About the only way you’ll ever see any Jets at a Superbowl.

  36. mattyk72 says: May 10, 2013 8:01 PM

    A game on an aircraft carrier would be kinda money.

  37. thesteelers says: May 10, 2013 8:05 PM

    I agree with thestrategyexpert, we want football in space. Too bad the U.S. doesn’t have a space program now and has to piggyback the Russians. Shameful. Oh well.

  38. samaugster23 says: May 10, 2013 8:09 PM

    I would rather see a NHL hockey game played on a carrier. Or even a minor league/NCAA hockey game played. Sail it up to Boston or New York in January.

  39. tampabay94 says: May 10, 2013 8:17 PM

    If the crowd was all military instead of business executives and celebrities then this would be a great idea. Let the ones who deserve it be in attendance.

  40. gbp4ever says: May 10, 2013 8:19 PM

    So after each Field Goal or if the QB throws the ball away who gets to swim after it?

  41. threefeetaway says: May 10, 2013 8:19 PM

    Still a better option than the turf on FedEx field…

  42. vincentbojackson says: May 10, 2013 8:20 PM

    Glad they revised their original proposal of hosting the game inside a submarine.

  43. schmitty2 says: May 10, 2013 9:03 PM

    “Mustang, this is Ghostrider requesting a fly-by. negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.”

  44. ncbeachlover44 says: May 10, 2013 9:22 PM

    Seriously?? They didn’t say it would be an NFL football game. It’s just a scrimmage or father/son type of “fun” game. Geez, some of these comments are idiotic at the least….use your heads!

  45. istateyourname says: May 10, 2013 9:24 PM

    They might as well use an aircraft carrier for that, its not like the current administration has the desire to use it for, oh I don’t know, protecting American interests around the world, possibly saving lives of ambassadors and people like that. Bring the whole Navy to town. Maybe they could shoot some missiles at halftime and watch them go boom, boom, boom.

  46. ncbeachlover44 says: May 10, 2013 9:28 PM


  47. milehigh53 says: May 10, 2013 9:28 PM

    If the Dolphins spent half as much time on winning as they did crying about a stadium and hosting a SB, they could actually contest the Pats.

  48. brutus9448 says: May 10, 2013 9:31 PM

    they’re not talking about the super bowl played on aircraft carrier. It’s a few celebrity football games.

  49. petedutcher says: May 10, 2013 9:37 PM

    Lingerie Bowl…that way jets wouldn’t be the only thing rising.

  50. prideof10000lakes says: May 10, 2013 9:47 PM

    I’m on a boat…..

  51. commonsensedude says: May 10, 2013 10:03 PM

    What they didn’t mention in the bid is the fact that the ship will be operated by Carnival Cruise Lines.

  52. theytukrjobs says: May 10, 2013 10:13 PM

    Spend tens of thousands of dollars putting turf on a carrier that, if you factor in depreciation, basically costs tens of thousands of dollars a day just to exist. You do this all just for the gimmick of playing a meaningless side show football game on a war machine leading up to the Superbowl, which itself is a celebration of materialism, violence, and our obsession as a nation with competition and simple entertainment.

    ‘Murica. F’ yeah.

    (For the record, I wouldn’t have it any other way)

  53. arrowmint says: May 11, 2013 1:54 AM

    seems legit

  54. thetannchise says: May 11, 2013 10:52 AM

    Where’s the orange carpet runway gonna fit?

  55. chefjon81 says: May 11, 2013 12:49 PM

    Sorry Dolphins Fans, your team is in perpetual dysfunction, and it starts at the top. Until that changes, you will always have a bottom-feeding franchise.

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