The National Football League (NFL) is an American football league that hosts a championship game each year since 1967, called the Super Bowl. There are a lot of issues when hosting a game so large, as well as, looking at the bidding process and seeing how many cities are willing to go so far to host. Not only does the Super Bowl want to continue to stay in America, it is also looking to go overseas. There could be a positive or negative impact when bringing it overseas.
The Super Bowl is an American football game which is an annual event that takes place in America usually during the first Sunday in February or last Sunday in January. It is between two teams; one from the American Football League (AFL) and the other from the NFL. The Super Bowl is not viewed by the year it is playing; all games are numbered by roman numerals. For example, this year’s Super Bowl is XLVI (46). It is also known that no Super Bowl team has ever played at their home stadium. It is said that the first Super Bowl to ever take place was back in 1967 on January 15th. This was played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with almost 62,000 fans to see the Green Bay packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs. It was then that millions of more people had tuned in to watch a new bowl game on TV; and thus a new football tradition was born.
Typically the way the Super Bowl venue is chosen is by bidding. In the past, all venues were chosen by location, in that it must be somewhere that is over 50°F (10°C), unless there is a roof. This is because it makes the Super Bowl (or any event for that matter) a much more enjoyable experience. It also isn’t like any other game where you are only there for about 3 hours. This is a game that goes on for 5-6 hours and if not dressed correctly, people will leave.
The location is chosen by the NFL about 3-5 years in advance. Cities place their bids and the NFL looks at the terms of stadium renovation and availability to host. The... [continues]
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