Eagles are thinking about Super Bowl bid of their own

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Officials in New York and New Jersey are crossing their fingers that the weather holds for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

But some folks in Philadelphia are hoping it holds as well.

Eagles team president Don Smolenski said the Eagles are likely to place a bid to host a future Super Bowl if this one works.

If it goes well, that’s definitely a possibility,” Smolenski said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We’re very proud of Lincoln Financial Field. We do think it’s a great facility, and we think over the years that’s been evident. It would be a sense of pride. Philadelphia is a world-class city with world-class facilities, and it’s a great sports town. It would be a chance to showcase Philadelphia on an international stage.”

The Eagles are also in the midst of upgrading Lincoln Financial Field, a $125 million renovation plan which includes upgrading video boards and other technological advances. When those plans were announced, owner Jeffrey Lurie hinted at the possibility of a bid.

“That wasn’t the intention, but certainly when I’m on the Super Bowl committee, when you’re bidding on a Super Bowl, the committee looks very closely at your stadium and your city and what you can host,” Lurie said in June. “Philadelphia would be a great place.”

Of course, all that hinges on things going smoothly this weekend, both for the game itself and the corporate sponsors who flock to the sit of the game annually.

7 responses to “Eagles are thinking about Super Bowl bid of their own

  1. I would love to see the city of Philadelphia to host the Super Bowl. Our city is growing and doing better than ever. We have recently started and approved new skyscrapers in downtown. Tourism is booming once again. The city is perfect for the Super Bowl, but it may be a few more years because New York is so close. Plus with the Super Bowl in Philadelphia, it may motivate Eagles players even more to get there. This could be the end of the Eagles curse!!!!

  2. But if the game is between say, the Giants and the Bengals, the visiting fans should realize that wearing apparel from those teams could get them in a world of trouble. The Linc might be a great facility, but the fans that call it home, are…….well,…………uh,……you know.

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