Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bungarian, Feb 2, 2014.
Dallas has plenty but Arlington is mostly a residential area.
Dallas does have the space which is why they hosted most of the official NFL events. Fort Worth doesn't, but ESPN chose them, and the Steelers stayed there. ESPN was the most visible entity, so it looked like Fort Worth ruled that week, but there were a lot more things going on in the vicinity of downtown Dallas. There was a lot of spread out stuff though from Frisco, to Denton, to Garland, to Grapevine. It was way too spread out and the bad weather made it impossible. Most other Superbowls are far more compact and don't try to please a whole region. It will be hard to win the bid when places like Houston, SD, Indy, New Orleans and Miami have much more concentrated bids. No reason a bid couldn't be just Dallas with the game in Arlington, but there are too many hands and mouths in the metroplex that want publicity for their municipality(which was basically what a North Texas superbowl was). This isn't 1995 or even 2000. There's a ton to do in DT and the surrounding area and plenty of gathering spaces. If Jerry isn't going to try to do it right, he shouldn't bid again.
The fraudulent ticket scam was a killer.
Doubt it returns until Dallas is a top 5 team again.
When is that going to happen?
Thanks for the explanation.
as well as Christine Aguilara jacking up the National Anthem, the lawsuits over the Super Bowl seating.and the weather which all makes you wonder how they pulled an awesome Superbowl without a glitch in NJ/NY outdoors...... Answer, they told the Jerry Jones and company to stay away... Jerry Jones does not deserve another Superbowl...
What was the weather like this week in Dallas?
There was a freak ice storm, and the media lambasted Jones and the Cowboys for it.
I think the seating fiasco also hurts the chances of Dallas seeing another SB anytime soon.
Weather wise yes but that was not his fault.....was it?
I'm pretty sure there was a huge disaster of tons of people who were not able to get into the game. And did not find out until they tried to enter the stadium the day of the game. Jerry being Jerry tried to break the record and get the most people he could so they added some extra section. Well let's rephrase, tried to. They did not get it done in time and those people with those seats were not allowed to enter. Of course they were reimbursed and given all this other stuff by the NFL but those were people from out of state who traveled and spent all kinds of money and hotels, etc to see the game.
Plus, it's in a horrible location. Nothing whatsoever to do in Arlington. No public transportation at all there, either. Anything you want to do has to be in Dallas or Ft Worth. Tons of driving back and forth. All the events for the Super Bowl were so spread out. Nothing was in close proximity like all the others. You had stuff in Dallas and then you had stuff 30-40 miles away in FTW. Dumb.
Dallas screwed the bit by letting this stadium be built in Arlington and not Dallas. Stupid politics.
Perhaps you're right. Let's leave the politics out of any discussion though.
you would think not, but i remember the underlying tone from the media acting like it was jerrys fault.
Well yesterday, there was freezing rain in the area. Nothing near Cowboys stadium but some areas to the north were hit pretty good. Weather is so up and down in North Texas. It was 70 friday and 20 yesterday.
The media appeared to be setup in NYC with the stadium in New Jersey. That's a similar distance to driving from Dallas or Fort Worth to the Stadium in Arlington.
The public transportation is much better in NYC, but they could probably ramp that up around Jerry World for Super Bowl week.
The seating problem was also a weather issue -- the ice storm prevented installation of the extra seats, so people holding those tickets had nowhere to go. Jerry actually gave up every personal seat that he could get his hands on to try and accommodate, but there wasn't enough.
Arlington will simply need to bite the bullet on a bigger convention/hotel complex if the huge events are to be regularly scheduled there. Jerry might even contribute to that, since he stands to benefit. I could see JerryWorld with sports-themed hotel or two, a la Disney.
At least the lights stayed on.
Vegas would be the ideal SB haven.
New Orleans, Pasadena, Miami, LA, San Diego, ... something gaunranteed to be sunny and 65+ degrees.
I hope they get another chance eventually, at least to make up for the perception of the last one. Even with the weather the events in downtown Fort Worth were great and crowded leading up to the game.
I hate to disagree or get in a D v FW argument but it would have been better to have everything in Fort Worth/Arlington. I think they felt like they needed to include Dallas since it's technically the stadium of the "Dallas Cowboys" but it was ridiculous to spread everything out. The stadium is closer to FW and all of it is in Tarrant County, Dallas is the one they kowtowed to.
I like to think of DFW as one really big city though.
Have you heard the horror stories about folks trying to get to/from the stadium in Jersey? I was on twitter and folks were waiting hours to get to the stadium. Part of the reason is that the NFL cut half of the available parking spots for the superbowl and forced almost everyone to take the train or bus to get there. This caused a major log jam on the transit system.
Fortunately, the weather cooperated and they didn't have to play in this. Snow came after the game was over.
Snow waits until after Super Bowl XVLIII to finish to hit MetLife Stadium
By Eric Edholm 2 hours ago Shutdown Corner