- 05/13/2011, 10:38AM ET
Ortner17: WI Teams OWN said 05/13, 10:38 AM
Why Lambeau Field should be the host of SB L? Because of the history. The irony. Being that the Packers won SB I. I think it should be a commemorative idea to look back at all the past SB Champs from the place of the team that won the 1st SB.
Being that Green Bay is the smallest city to have an NFL team it would be a great economic boost to the area that nobody around here has ever seen. Also being that if there is no NFL season next year, the city of Green Bay would lose a lot of money especially when that city mainly relies on the Packers. I bet you would probably think, well yeah every city would have that. But many cities that have NFL team already have other professional teams to rely on. But Green Bay doesn't.
I am a 16 years old. I have an American Government class. About a month ago we wrote letters to our state senators. I wrote a letter to Herb Kohl. My letter was about the NFL Lockout. I received a big envelope with a 42 page Congressional report on all lockouts in sports. And a disc with the Economic Study of the Green Bay Packers. According to that disc the city of GB will lose $640 million.
That is one reason GB should host SB L. It would bring the city back.
IRB - Hawks are back! said 05/13, 10:51 AM
Green Bay may literally be the WORST city to host a super bowl in. You know why the game is always held in the southern half of the country, and often in a dome right? Because no one wants to sit in 20 feet of snow in january and struggle to watch a game while fighting hypothermia.
The Super Bowl is a MAJOR source of revenue for the league, in ads, ticket sales, merchandise sales and the Weeks and weeks of TV ratings leading up the game.
Where are all the people who are traveling to the game going to stay? Where are all the media members going to stay? The Super Bowl is a week long corporate event. Corporations are not flying to Green Bay in the middile of the winter to host events.
While the historical aspect of hosting a Super Bowl in Lambeau would be awesome, but the reality of the situation is that it would be financially irrisponsible of the league to hold it there.
Ortner17: WI Teams OWN said 05/13, 02:14 PM
Then why does New York City get to hold the SB in 2014 at the New Meadowlands? The weather in New York is just about the same as in Green Bay. And the way recently during the winter time the East and New England Areas been getting clobbered with snowstorms that are worse than here.
Yeah sure Green Bay does get a lot of snow. But in recent years snow totals have been down. This year was a little worse because we had a late spring. Playoffs get to be played wherever the high seed of the game is. And most of the time its up north in the Midwest and New England areas.
People love watching games in the snow. Heck even the players do. If there are any Packer fans or Seahawks fans watching this TD you will probably remember this. Remember the Divisional playoff game back in 2007-08 season between the Packers and the Seahawks? When it was snowing like crazy? That was the funnest game ever to watch. I was even at that game I would know. Everybody around me was laughing and having a good time. Even though they were pretty drunk. Lol.
I believe every team in the NFL should have a chance to host a SB no matter the location of the team.
Thats why girls dont play in the NFL.
IRB - Hawks are back! said 05/13, 04:19 PM
Sure, snow games are fun to watch. But do you really think they would sell out a game between the Cowboys and Patriots?
Even if the game was full, there is nowhere for the amounts of people coming in town for this event to stay in the city of Green Bay. They could build facilities and things if they wanted, but if you follow anything on the aftermath of countries hosting olympics, they are often in economic disary a few years after the event, because they have so many facilities un-used. It would be a short term fix for Green Bays economy. Really they should work on the fact that the city relies so heavily on a single company.
New York is an exception to the rule. While it is still subject to the weather, the city itself can handle the influx of people that it is inevitable with the Super Bowl. They already have all the industry, and hotel space for the travelers. Comparing New York and Green Bay completely ridiculous.
Ortner17: WI Teams OWN said 05/13, 05:39 PM
Every single person going to the game doesnt have to be in the city of GB itself. There is plenty of towns in a 50 mi radius with hotels to stay in. Do you actually think that every single big sporting event the people stay just in the town? No. People like to see the area as well. There is a great bay area around GB. With plenty of hotels because it is such a tourist attraction area. There is plenty of areas to hold festivities. There is the Resch Center right across the street of Lambeau. The University of GB is not far away from Lambeau. There is huge convention centers around. And dont worry about entertainment. There are literally bars on every block of the city. Nobody can out drink us in this country. No worry for advertisements. Especially for beer companies. Miller is one of the biggest sponsers around WI. Brewers? Hello?
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