February 19, 2002

Super Bowl at Giants Stadium?: NFL owners are meeting next month to discuss changing the rules for Super Bowl host cities so Giants Stadium could host the game in 2007. Would this be a return to traditional football, an homage to September 11, or just an excuse to spruce up the stadium?

posted by kirkaracha to football at 11:18 AM - 9 comments

I think the Super Bowl should always be played outside, on grass, but Giants Stadium would be too cold (the average temperature at Super Bowl time is 31 degrees) for most people who would go to the game in person. And using September 11 as an excuse to bring the game to New York in five years is pretty damn cynical.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:22 AM on February 19, 2002

Have a Super Bowl and they will come, regardless of weather. What true football fan wouldn't have wanted to attend the Ice Bowl or the recent Pats-Raiders playoff game/snowball fight?

posted by ttrendel at 12:09 PM on February 19, 2002

the colder the better. can we play some in Canada? I hate domes, and I hate Florida.

posted by djacobs at 01:22 PM on February 19, 2002

The Superbowl should be outside. I think Fedex Field (Washington) should get it too.

posted by owillis at 01:40 PM on February 19, 2002

Too cold? Too cold?!?! That's goofy golfing talk! Bring on the cold-weather Super Bowl and if anyone doesn't want their tickets, I'll take them.

posted by 86 at 01:41 PM on February 19, 2002

as if the super bowl was interested in having fans attend. good one.

posted by lescour at 05:07 PM on February 19, 2002

Doesn't having the Super Bowl in warm weather/domes automatically give an advantage to certain kinds of teams? It would be fairer to hold the Super Bowl in a variety of conditions, and a freezing Giants Stadium is one of them.

posted by salmacis at 04:49 AM on February 20, 2002

Salmacis, as well as giving an advantage to teams favoring warm weather/dome envirnoment, it gives them an increased chance of playing before a favorable crowd.

posted by 86 at 07:57 AM on February 20, 2002

Yeah, what does it take to get a Super Bowl in Chicago or Green Bay? Indoor football is for pansies.

posted by mmesker at 10:48 AM on February 21, 2002

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