It’s no secret that Dallas-Fort Worth wants the Super Bowl back in town as soon as possible. Texans always want to do things the grandest way possible. So the local officials who brought Super Bowl XLV to the area used the experience as a primer for grander things to come.
The North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee (can we use NTSBHC for short?) has already notified the NFL that it will submit a bid for Super Bowl L in 2016. What would be more grand than to stage the league’s premier game in its (for now) premier stadium for a grand 50th anniversary. More practically, it’s sure to be the most expensive and most-attended game ever, so why not put it in the league’s largest (for now) stadium?
The cold weather may have scared some league officials away from a Sun Belt host site for a while. But let’s not stay away from any southern sites not named Miami, Los Angeles or Arizona because of North Texas’ bad-luck weather this week. Let’s see what Mother Nature has in store next year for Indianapolis, for New Orleans in 2013, and God-help-us New Jersey in 2014 before we pass any judgment. Each of those cities endured rugged weather the past 10 days as well.
Super Bowl L is sitting there in 2016. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones certainly wants it. There’s sentiment to have it back in Los Angeles, site of the first Super Bowl in 1967. It’s a nice sentiment, but NFL rules as they exist now mandate that a host site also have a league team. Los Angeles, for now, doesn’t.
The NFL owners will vote on the 2015, and probably 2016, host sites in the spring meetings one year from now. Following a fine two weeks in the area despite the poor weather, expect North Texas to be at the top of that list for discussion at that time.
About the Author
Written by Scott Farrell
Scott Farrell is the publisher of ScotSports.com in Dallas, Texas. He is a former sports writer for The Dallas Morning News, and also works as a freelance statistician for TV sports productions, most recently for ESPN at the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. Farrell has covered high school sports in Dallas for 21 years, and has also worked in athletic media relations at SMU, Fresno State and Texas-Arlington. He won Best Sports Coverage Awards from the Texas Press Association three times and Best Sports Writing once. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.