Philadelphia wants to host the 2026 Super Bowl

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The reviews on Philadelphia as a host city for this weekend’s draft were very positive, so now the city is apparently aiming even higher.

According to the Allentown Morning Call, former mayor and Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell said the city was preparing to bid for the 2026 Super Bowl.

Rendell said that during an interview with WIP radio, and also mentioned that they wanted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game as well.

That year happens to be the United States’ 250th anniversary, so they’re obviously hoping for some Sestercentennial synergy (say that in the voice of Sylvester the Cat and then go clean your screen).

But as much as the NFL as an institution loves wrapping itself in star-spangled bunting and declaring its patriotism — I mean, unless you’re Colin Kaepernick and want to keep working after exercising your First Amendment rights — the idea may just have a chance.

24 responses to “Philadelphia wants to host the 2026 Super Bowl

  1. say that in the voice of Sylvester the Cat and then go clean your screen).

    Unfortunatkey I was eatin lunch while I attempted this….what a mess…

  2. The city was fine. It’s the producer that needs to be changed. I assume the producer is named Scott.

    “Scott is going in the wrong direction here.”

    Mike Mayock (going into or coming out of a commercial break.)

    Thanks for sticking your neck out Mr. Mayock. Many of us at home felt the same way you did.

  3. Philly should get a chance to host. The city has the infrastructure, the facilities, is accessible for travel, and has enough to see and do to draw people. Only downside is that winter weather can be tricky, but you have that anywhere in the north. Bring the Super Bowl to PA.

  4. Philadelphia native here, why would anyone want a super bowl in the NE in February? Its beyond miserable weather-wise. There won’t be a huge outdoor festival and nice weather.

  5. Roger only gives Super Bowls to teams who build brand new or highly renovated stadiums. Bonus points given if you fleece the taxpayers into paying for it all. The gold plated rails must be at least 24K. None of that cheapo 18k.

  6. The first amendment protects citizens who exercise their freedom of speech from Governmental sanctions. No such protections exist from private business or other citizens. A citizen or private business can sanction someone for speech all they want as long as it’s within their legal means.

    Learn the law!

  7. The NFL got extremely lucky when NYC hosted it, decent weather in the mid 40’s but if you study the weather patterns, there is a far greater chance of being in the 20’s. And worse case scenario, a full blown Noreaster with 50 to 60 mph winds and a foot of snow.

    While I’m sure the local economy would appreciate the millions that a Superbowl brings, if I were the NFL, I wouldn’t be tempted fate a second time. But the good news is, they need not worry about the Eagles having a home field advantage since the Eagles will be like the rest of us, watching it at home.

  8. Unless they are planning a new stadium good luck with that.
    The only reason the game was played at open air MetLife was to give them a cookie for building the new stadium.

  9. `Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom
    From the day that I was born I’ve waved the flag
    Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man
    Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had

  10. Washington DC should have a new football stadium by then. Super Bowl should go to our federal capital district.

  11. I love my hometown of Philadelphia but the SB should be in a warm weather destination for the benefit of the game and the fans spending hard-earned money. Let’s be real about it.

  12. abninf says:
    May 1, 2017 1:06 PM
    I prefer outdoor Super Bowls, but Philly is too dangerous. It’s a cesspool.

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    250000 people showed up over the 3 day span for the draft. Not even a single arrest.
    Nice try tho

  13. Would love to see cold weather cities have the SB. The Ice Bowl in 1967 was one of the most iconic games ever played. But it will never happen too many dollars involved.
    So cities that host Super Bowls should never host the draft. Rotate the draft to the cold weather (non-dome) cities, such as Philly, Boston, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburg, Green Bay. No NY they had the SB and never did the draft right anyway.

  14. psubeerman21 says:
    May 1, 2017 12:01 PM
    Philadelphia native here, why would anyone want a super bowl in the NE in February? Its beyond miserable weather-wise. There won’t be a huge outdoor festival and nice weather.

    U sure your from around here? I doubt it if you think people from philly and south jersey wont make it one of highest attended superbowls in nfl history. No matter the weather.

    And superbowls should be played in the cold sometimes to take away the unfair advantage that dome and warm weather teams have been getting in the most important game of the year for ever.

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