1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

South Florida awarded 2020 Super Bowl

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by jw3102, May 24, 2016.

  1. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

    7,760
    3,486
    113
    Sep 4, 2010
    Maui, Hawaii
    While I was always against the taxpayers having to pay for the renovations to the stadium, just so South Florida could entice the NFL to return to the area for another Super Bowl game. After paying for all the renovations to the stadium himself. I am happy the NFL owners awarded the 2020 SB game to Ross.

    He certainly deserves the recognition for putting up the money to make the improvements the NFL demanded if South Florida was to receive another SB.

    Now all I ask of Ross is that he puts the staff together which can eventually have the Dolphins playing in a SB. Hopefully Gase and his coaching staff, along with the front office are finally that right combination for Ross, but only time will tell.
     
  2. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

    14,280
    5,004
    113
    Sep 10, 2009
    Boone, NC
    The stadium is going to look amazing. Ross does deserve credit for footing the bill himself.

    But seriously, how can you not have a Super Bowl in Miami at least once every seven years.
     
    MikeHoncho, Finster and dolphin25 like this.
  3. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

    14,280
    5,004
    113
    Sep 10, 2009
    Boone, NC
    Finster likes this.
  4. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

    14,280
    5,004
    113
    Sep 10, 2009
    Boone, NC
    It's also kinda trippy when you think that SB LIV has a club LIV in the stadium...
     
    dolfan32323 likes this.
  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

    33,243
    34,562
    113
    Apr 24, 2012
    Troy, Virginia
    I think its great that the game is going to be in Miami again. However, I think that its going to be a while after that before its back. With new stadiums in warm weather places like LA and Atlanta, along with fairly new ones in Tampa, Dallas, Houtson and Arizona, all of those are going to be in the regular rotation, along with New Orleans. If San Diego gets a new place, then they're a permenant fixture as well. And then you have the domed stadiums in northern climates who want the game, and now the possibility of cold weather open air games too. I think its unlikely we get more than one a decade.
     
  6. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

    4,464
    1,515
    113
    Nov 29, 2007
    over there
    Yeah, that's cool...yet it doesn't effect me and it has nothing to do with the Dolphins really. I'm sure Ross wet himself though.
     
  7. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

    43,961
    21,560
    113
    Mar 22, 2008
    The NFL will give Miami SBs, because the city is essentially paying ala carte.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
     
  8. Newmpiece

    Newmpiece Banned

    68
    27
    18
    Oct 3, 2013
    New Jersey
    Nice Tanny wins his first superbowl at home. I like it
     
  9. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    6,904
    11,280
    113
    Sep 13, 2011
    Jupiter, Fl.
    I just think the South Florida media seems to care much more than Fins' fans do...
     
    dolphin25 likes this.
  10. dolphin25

    dolphin25 Well-Known Member

    4,037
    1,101
    113
    Nov 22, 2014
    That makes sense though as many fans here don't live in South Florida.
     
    Unlucky 13 likes this.
  11. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

    3,049
    1,544
    113
    Dec 2, 2007
    Fixed that for you.

    I was going to put 'THIRD' but it felt a bit greedy. :)
     
    Unlucky 13 likes this.
  12. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

    3,087
    2,038
    113
    Jul 27, 2013
    Well, you can't say Ross didn't earn this SB bid, he certainly jumped through enough NFL corporate hoops to get it.

    Please though, Mr Ross, no more 7 home games, I don't want to see us playing home games in London, or Beijing, or Sydney, or Cairo, or Managua.

    No problem playing away games abroad, not home games though, especially vs a division rival.

    Love to see a game in Scotland, Edinburgh I guess, they have football weather all year long up there :yes:
     
    Unlucky 13 likes this.
  13. cbrad

    cbrad . Club Member

    8,486
    9,985
    113
    Dec 21, 2014
    Playing in Sydney might be like a home game for us if it's a game in December or January. Remember, that's in the Southern hemisphere and it can get really hot down there at precisely that time!

    .. and I bet the Aussies like Dolphins :yes:
     
    Finster likes this.
  14. Coral Reefer

    Coral Reefer Premium Member

    10,281
    5,232
    113
    Nov 25, 2007
    Back in Miami
    The NFL OWED Miami this Super Bowl and others.
    After the ridiculous demands they put on the Dolphins to renovate the stadium and add roofing for fan cover while other facilities with similar issues were still being considered (See Tampa) the NFL again owed it to the organization for conforming.

    The whole thing was ridiculous but it's done and we'll have a better stadium because of it.
     
  15. Csonka Marino

    Csonka Marino Season Ticket Holder

    105
    55
    28
    Mar 22, 2013
    Florida
    I expected this after the stadium upgrades. Happy to see it happen.
     
  16. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    To be fair, he has a deal in which he gets some money back for every marquee event he can attract to the stadium. That's what business is about though; risking capital for the potential of increased returns. The big issue with business in 2016 is the diffusion of risk onto taxpayers and the consolidation of returns to owners. Nothing wrong with government backing private efforts but there has to be some risk to the private party and some return to the public.
     
  17. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    At least have a preseason game in The Bahamas. Our largest stadium only seats 15,000 but for a preseason game that should be sufficient.
     
  18. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

    3,087
    2,038
    113
    Jul 27, 2013
    The NFL is all about money, so that's the problem there, 15,000 doesn't even cover the plane ride unfortunately.
     
  19. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    I can't find preseason attendance figures but do you think we bring in greater than 15,000? The game we usually play against TB in the preseason could be used to fill the stadium since both fan bases are close. We've had NCAA bowl games (2) in the stadium, one of which I went to, and I don't think the NCAA is any less about money than the NFL.
     
  20. cbrad

    cbrad . Club Member

    8,486
    9,985
    113
    Dec 21, 2014
  21. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

  22. cbrad

    cbrad . Club Member

    8,486
    9,985
    113
    Dec 21, 2014
    Yeah, it's hard to find those numbers. That link for 2006 and 2007 was the only one I could find that showed preseason attendance league-wide. Even if you check game-by-game it's hard to find.

    Anyway, a few that were posted for the Dolphins in recent years:
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/game?gameId=400791108
    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/a...1-Record/6393b034-d78d-4531-b5f9-3dde1a588d18

    49,675 in the 2015 Bucs game, and 43,340 against the Rams in 2014. Either way, those are just paid totals, not number of fans that actually attended. But if it's in the 40k+ range in recent years, then like Finster said maybe the Bahamas might not work out financially speaking.
     
    Finster likes this.
  23. Finster

    Finster Finsterious Finologist

    3,087
    2,038
    113
    Jul 27, 2013
    i don't know what it is about preseason attendance, it seems as though it's guarded for some strange reason, but just watching the games, the stadium is always half full, sometimes more, so thats upwards of 30k regularly.

    Also, what would be the end game for the NFL? There is no market there as of yet with such a small stadium and population, and it would probably cost money for the NFL to have a game there.

    They had a preseason game in Mexico years ago, but that was in a 100k stadium, and preseason games are part of the season ticket package, as well as other packages, so it is really hard to do something like that.
     
  24. cbrad

    cbrad . Club Member

    8,486
    9,985
    113
    Dec 21, 2014
    My guess as to why it's so hard to get the figures is the owners don't want to show everyone how much they're making. Let's keep in mind preseason exists because it enriches the owners. They don't have to pay the players "salaries" to have the games (just training camp rates, etc..), and as you point out preseason tickets are part of a "package".

    Oh, and that Mexico game? Highest ever attendance for an NFL game, preseason or regular season or playoffs, was a preseason game in Mexico in 1994 when 112k+ watched it. Highest regular season game ever was 105k+ for the first game in the Cowboys stadium.

    $$$
     
    Finster likes this.

Share This Page