February 04, 2006

Satellite Super Bowl: Match all of the teams that have won the Super Bowl with satellite photos of the stadiums they currently play in. Super Bowl stadiums revealed has the answers.

posted by kirkaracha to football at 07:50 PM - 10 comments

I made a Google Earth map of all NFL stadiums weeks ago. Here's the link [Add > Network link] . Let me know if it works.

posted by scully at 08:03 PM on February 04, 2006

That maps pretty cool. how long did it take you? its too bad that the map/picture was taken a few years back because id like to see how the new soldier field looks from above.

posted by charles at 10:41 PM on February 04, 2006

Fun little game. I got all but about three or four correct, mainly based on the hints and the colors of the seats. The stadium in San Fran looks like a complete and utter clusterfuck. Anyone been there that can report on traffic incoming and outgoing?

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:49 PM on February 04, 2006

I started making the map from memory and then realised I forgot that some of the stadia are not in the same city as the team's name (Orchard Park = Bills). And honestly, I had no clue where Orchard Park, NY was :) So I used nfl.com to view the team's websites, and then used their directions links if I couldn't find a stadium on my own. I had thought about using little individual football helmets for the pins, but decided it wasn't worth the effort.

posted by scully at 08:34 AM on February 05, 2006

Traffic around Candlestick on game day isn't any worse than any other stadium I've been to. Highway 101's immediately to the left of the stadium in the photo. You either wait in long lines on the one-lane access road, or park in the edgy residential neighborhood that's just above the stadium in the photo. There are special buses from the city to the stadium. The main impact on traffic is that the Bay Bridge almost always gets backed up if there's a game, especially if there's a Monday game, which coincides with rush hour. Soldier Field's web site has a pretty good aerial photo and a virtual tour. Google image search for Soldier Field. Stadiums of the NFL has information on every NFL stadium past, present, and future, including seating charts of all of the current stadiums.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:47 AM on February 05, 2006

The live GameTime discussion has begun for Super Sunday. I still like the Jags to win this thing.

posted by rcade at 12:40 PM on February 05, 2006

Geez, this thread kind of ignores the first two 'Super Bowl' contests, (one of which was played before it was called the Super Bowl), and were both won by the Green Bay Packers, in a pre-remodeled Lambeau Field. And a few more, one might add. After this one, there will be 40. The first 'Super Bowl' was played at Green Bay's Lambeau Field, and nowhere else. Kind of why it's called 'The Lombardi Trophy'.

posted by mrhockey at 12:52 PM on February 05, 2006


posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:57 AM on February 06, 2006

I think you had best stick to your stated sport, mrhockey. The first Super Bowl, (though it wasn't called that) was actually played in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

posted by Scottymac at 12:24 PM on February 06, 2006

It's not where the Super Bowls were played, it's the current stadiums of the teams that have played in the Super Bowl. There aren't 40 stadiums because a lot of teams have been in the Super Bowl more than once.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:51 PM on February 06, 2006

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