Destination New England: A Future Super Bowl Host?

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIFebruary 4, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  The New England Patriots take the field before playing against the New York Jets to start their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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One of the biggest stories floating around the Super Bowl festivities in Dallas, TX has been the weather.

The weather has been nothing but cold, frigidity, and a disappointment in north Texas. 

Thursday night, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft flew into Dallas to enjoy the Super Bowl festivities and to attend the NFL State of the League Address. 

Kraft told the media that after they landed in Dallas, his wife Myra asked him about a possible Super Bowl in Foxborough:

"She said to me 'It's snowing, we should have a [Super Bowl] in New England.' I supported New York [in 2014], and I did for a lot of reasons, but I'm thinking about it and maybe we should have a Super Bowl in New England, maybe we should get on the list," he said. 

New England's Gillette Stadium is located 40 miles south of Boston in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Foxobrough isn't very attractive, but according to Kraft, this area has it all:

"We have a lot of great things in Boston, Providence, New England. We have the hotel rooms. We have everything. I love games that are played in the elements. I think our snow game against Oakland was one of the greatest games ever played."

I have to agree that Kraft is right about the snow playoff game in 2002 against the Oakland Raiders was one of the greatest games ever played. But, a snowy Super Bowl? I'm not too sure about that one. 

Kraft went onto say:

"Think about it, here we have the situation with the weather [in Texas] and 5,000 members of the media show up. We're going to have record attendance. The weather will help create record TV ratings. You have two small-market teams, so maybe we should consider a Super Bowl in Boston, I don't know." 

If you ask me, I don't agree with a Super Bowl in Boston or even the one in New York. 

Fans spends thousands of dollars to travel to the Super Bowl; why should they keep couped up all week, and not able to enjoy the outdoor activities due to the cold weather?

Super Bowls fit nicely in New Orleans, Phoenix, and Florida. The NFL should even explore the option of a Super Bowl in Las Vegas and in Los Angeles. Not Boston and New York City. 

Granted that New York and Boston are two of the biggest sports markets in the world, but it would not be the same "fun filled" experience it is as previous years. 

Just look at how big of a deal everyone is making about the weather now in Dallas. Now just imagine what fans and media members will be saying about New York in 2014.


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