Cowboys hoping to host another Super Bowl someday

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The Cowboys want to host another Super Bowl, giving them a second chance to make a first impression. Or something like that.

The snowstorm of the century in North Texas combined with a seating fiasco ruined the team’s first try seven years ago.

“Obviously, we’ve got a little chip on our shoulder about that one because we had a snowstorm and it didn’t go perfect,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press. “There’s a big school of thought in the league that these things should go to kind of vacation-type spots, South Florida and Southern California and Phoenix and New Orleans. I get that. We’d still like a redo there.”

There is one reason the Super Bowl likely returns to North Texas — money. Despite the problems, Super Bowl XLV became the most financially successful Super Bowl in history.

The size of AT&T Stadium makes it unlikely any Super Bowl has passed it in the seven years since. Super Bowl XLV drew 103,219, and the most highly attended Super Bowl the past seven years was XLVIII at MetLife Stadium with 82,529.

But Los Angeles hosts in 2022 with a stadium size close to AT&T.

The Cowboys successfully hosted the three-day draft last weekend. The NFL has not announced final attendance numbers, but the festival did draw over 100,000 on Thursday.

“It exceeded our expectations in terms of the energy down here,” Peter O’Reilly, who oversees special events for the NFL, said. “It’s been a terrific event for us as the draft continues to evolve.”

16 responses to “Cowboys hoping to host another Super Bowl someday

  1. Never again in dallas. You have proven time, and time again, that Jerry’s world is a huge failure. Send it to a real city where we all know will be a first class week. Hello Philadelphia. Home of the champions. Welcome to laurie’s World. Home of the real america’s Team.

  2. They should NEVER get another chance to host a SB after they oversold seats just to set attendance record. Too much greed and ego ruined what should’ve been a special moment for some ticketholders.

    They probably will get another chance, but it shouldn’t be during Jerrah’s lifetime.

  3. I hope so, it will give Philly Goedert a great location to throw a Super Bowl touchdown pass.

  4. EVERY super bowl should be played outside in a warm weather climate. After jerry’s last debacle it should be at least 10 more years before he is even up for consideration.

  5. Obviously none of you read the article: At&t hosted the most financially successful super bowl ever so it will absolutely be back in North Texas and in addition to this:

    “It exceeded our expectations in terms of the energy down here,” Peter O’Reilly, who oversees special events for the NFL, said. “It’s been a terrific event for us as the draft continues to evolve.”

    Translation, the Draft was better in Dallas than it was in philthy. So there’s that.

  6. sportoficionado says:
    April 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    Obviously none of you read the article: At&t hosted the most financially successful super bowl ever so it will absolutely be back in North Texas and in addition to this:

    “It exceeded our expectations in terms of the energy down here,” Peter O’Reilly, who oversees special events for the NFL, said. “It’s been a terrific event for us as the draft continues to evolve.”

    Translation, the Draft was better in Dallas than it was in philthy. So there’s that.

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    Obviously you didn’t read the article. Not anywhere in this article does it say dallas set a record for attendance at the draft. Philly still ownes that. As far as the super bowl, your attendance is over blown by the sold tickets the you didn’t have seats for. You people in Dallas must enjoy ruining other fans vacations, jerry jones is the new al Davis.

  7. sportoficionado says:
    April 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    Obviously none of you read the article: At&t hosted the most financially successful super bowl ever so it will absolutely be back in North Texas and in addition to this:

    “It exceeded our expectations in terms of the energy down here,” Peter O’Reilly, who oversees special events for the NFL, said. “It’s been a terrific event for us as the draft continues to evolve.”

    Translation, the Draft was better in Dallas than it was in philthy. So there’s that.

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    “So there’s that” there’s what? Your draft was better than Phiilys? In your mind. Super Bowl Champions baby! So there’s that!

  8. sportoficionado says:
    April 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    Obviously none of you read the article: At&t hosted the most financially successful super bowl ever so it will absolutely be back in North Texas and in addition to this:

    “It exceeded our expectations in terms of the energy down here,” Peter O’Reilly, who oversees special events for the NFL, said. “It’s been a terrific event for us as the draft continues to evolve.”

    Translation, the Draft was better in Dallas than it was in philthy. So there’s that
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    First off, he said it exceeded their expectations. He didn’t say it exceeded last year’s draft in Philly. My guess it’s he was expecting a 2 out of 10 but ended up giving dallas a 4. Nobody held back last year when they said Philly had the best draft ever and had the most passionate fans out of the host city. Nobody said that this year though. Only that it exceeded expectations….. Some very low expectations.

  9. The 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington Texas hosted by JJ and the Cowboys was low energy when compared to the 2017 NFL Draft hosted in the City of Philadelphia. Steve Marriucci had to tell the cowboy fans outside the stadium to get hyped up and make noise when Dallas was making their first pick, they were so quiet..lol…sad. Lots of empty seats on the main floor and outside the stadium 3/4 through the first round and the second day. The third day it was a ghost town. Arlington Texas is not a good place to hold an event like the draft…the cowboy fans lack the energy to make it exciting and fun…you want to see electricity, excitement and fun, watch the 2017 draft. Further, I’ve heard very little discussion from the media about how exciting the draft was last year as opposed to the praise heaped upon Philadelphia for how they hosted the draft last year. This years draft experience was about as exciting as watching tumble weeds blow across the road.

  10. Jerry and Co. were NOT responsible for the seats fiasco. The NFL takes over the stadium operations for the Super Bowl, not the team. The league was responsible for the installation of the temporary seats and for the sales for those seats.

  11. Being a local from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and die hard Cowboys fan, i’ll admit some things. The Superbowl here did get botched a bit. Yea ….. ” a bit” . They didn’t account for the crazy bi polar weather and failed to realize that they should’ve primarily kept everyone in Fort Worth which is way better than Dallas. Ask anyone who lives here. You can jump in the lake, get a sun burn then the next day you will be calling into work because there is ice on the road. Texans are use to shoving snow in June sometimes. Not even kidding. Just keep that in mind before you bring the circus into the Metroplex. Give it another chance , it’s awesome here.

  12. Funny how the SB in MN this last year was run so much smoother smack dab in the middle of the frozen northern tundra.

  13. nhpats says:
    April 30, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    They might as well host one…..they won’t be playing in one any time soon
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    Most valuable franchise in sports. OH, and the Cowboys don’t cheat like the Deflatriots.

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