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DzakkH13
10-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora (https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora)
Commish now announces what I previously reported South Florida (Miami/FTL) and San Fran (Santa Clara) finalists for Super Bowl 50 ...

Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora (https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora)
After the vote on SB 50, Houston and the runner-up from SB 50, will be voted on for SB 51

Albert Breer ‏@AlbertBreer (https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer)
Probably fair to say that SunLife Stadium might need to have some upgrades approved before next May to get either Super Bowl L or LI



I didn't see it posted so I thought I would post it.

SkapePhin
10-16-2012, 07:09 PM
Santa Clara will probably get it. Brand new stadium in a very lovely area. Although, Santa Clara is about an hour away from San Fran, and I am sure most media people would prefer to be in SF than Santa Clara, but I still think they will get it.

Vertical Limit
10-16-2012, 07:10 PM
Santa Clara will get it easily.

oasis
10-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Santa Clara will probably get it. Brand new stadium in a very lovely area. Although, Santa Clara is about an hour away from San Fran, and I am sure most media people would prefer to be in SF than Santa Clara, but I still think they will get it.

Santa Clara is a lovely area? Since when?

DzakkH13
10-16-2012, 07:13 PM
It'll be sad if we end up runner-up for Super Bowl L and then lost to Houston for Super Bowl LI.

steviey013
10-16-2012, 07:17 PM
We will lose. Our stadium sucks Mr Ross.

Roman529
10-16-2012, 07:34 PM
I am sure the new kids on the block will get it. Ross should just implode Sun Life Stadium and build a new place with a roof or some kind of a shade, and maybe air conditioned seats and misting machines. They also should put it in a place that everyone likes to be near...like South Beach....maybe build a man made island just for the stadium...something that would make Jerry Jones place look like a dump.

EJay
10-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Hasn't Miami hosted the most SB's or close to it? This may factor into the decision a bit. Think about it. Wouldn't it make more sense to host the SB's 50th anniversary in a location where it already has a ton of history? Think of how many memorable SB's have been played in Miami, including the infamous SB3 with Joe Willie Namath. Santa Clara has no history. In fact, the greater Bay Area has only hosted ONE SB ever (yeah, I know our Dolphins lost there).

Santa Clara can host it another time. It should be hosted in Miami based upon history and the fact that this is the Golden Anniversary for the greatest sporting event held each and every year.

SkapePhin
10-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Santa Clara is a lovely area? Since when?

Im really talking more about the Bay Area. I've been to San Francisco / San Mateo, but never to Santa Clara. I assume if the Super Bowl is in Santa Clara, most of the activities will be in SF.

Daytona Fin
10-16-2012, 08:00 PM
Miami has hosted 10 times , the most. San Fran hosted once in 1985. Miami should get #50, but the NFL has been passing it around to new stadiums lately , so stabbing clara will probably get it.

stiza_007
10-16-2012, 08:21 PM
This news makes me think Stephen Ross will go into overdrive into finally upgrading Sun Life Stadium so the grand Super Bowl L can be played in Miami (which it should thanks to the history). Otherwise a brand new stadium in Santa Clara will take it. So like I said Ross will finally make some plans just so Miami can lure the Super Bowl back home

MDFinFan06
10-16-2012, 08:22 PM
Hasn't Miami hosted the most SB's or close to it? This may factor into the decision a bit. Think about it. Wouldn't it make more sense to host the SB's 50th anniversary in a location where it already has a ton of history? Think of how many memorable SB's have been played in Miami, including the infamous SB3 with Joe Willie Namath.

my thinking exactly

Dolph N.Fan
10-16-2012, 08:30 PM
I'm surprised it wasn't between Santa Clara and Minnesota. Seems like brand new stadiums are guaranteed to host a super bowl within 3 years of existence. Miami so needs a new stadium. lol If they announced today that Miami would be getting a new stadium in the future, I would be ecstatic. If Miami had a new stadium, Goodell would literally put the SB in Miami every other year lol.

Daytona Fin
10-16-2012, 08:33 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/10/sun_life_stadium_600-1.jpg

Dolph N.Fan
10-16-2012, 08:40 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/10/sun_life_stadium_600-1.jpg


That looks ugly as hell. Where were the complaints about the weather when fans filled up the Orange Bowl?

Baller
10-16-2012, 08:43 PM
I was in Santa Clara at the stadium site in July, and there really was much built yet. It is on the backside of Great America Amusement Park which is not much of anything. It is across the street from a nice municipal golf course. Pretty much it is surrounded by high tech companies. I can't say that there are a ton of places to eat, party, or have any fun nearby. There are a whole lot of techno-nerds not your usual football kinda folk. If you are planning on driving anywhere around there, be prepared for non user friendly traffic packed highways. However there is really excellent public transportation that stops directly in front of the site. If the powers that be actually care about fan experience Super Bowl 50 would be in Miami.

Daytona Fin
10-16-2012, 08:45 PM
That looks ugly as hell. Where were the complaints about the weather when fans filled up the Orange Bowl?

or in the late 80s through the 90s at joe robbie stadium. Must be global warming.

Dolph N.Fan
10-16-2012, 08:49 PM
or in the late 80s through the 90s at joe robbie stadium. Must be global warming.

I'm thinking the same thing haha.

KevInMotion
10-16-2012, 08:53 PM
Hasn't Miami hosted the most SB's or close to it? This may factor into the decision a bit. Think about it. Wouldn't it make more sense to host the SB's 50th anniversary in a location where it already has a ton of history? Think of how many memorable SB's have been played in Miami, including the infamous SB3 with Joe Willie Namath. Santa Clara has no history. In fact, the greater Bay Area has only hosted ONE SB ever (yeah, I know our Dolphins lost there).

Santa Clara can host it another time. It should be hosted in Miami based upon history and the fact that this is the Golden Anniversary for the greatest sporting event held each and every year.

Yes Miami has hosted 10.
The New Orleans area is a close 2nd with 9.
This years Super Bowl will be held in the Superdome, that will tie them with Miami after the conclusion of this season.

oasis
10-16-2012, 09:22 PM
I'd have to agree with Baller. While the Bay Area is very lovely, the South Bay Area (Santa Clara, San Jose etc.) would be the least lovely of all of it. To those of us who live in SF, it feels like the Niners are moving really far away...there just aren't many reasons to head down to the South Bay unless you live/work over there, compared to the rest of the SF Bay Area. We live in SF and my wife works in Santa Clara. Her commute is well over an hour. Though I haven't spent significant time in Miami, I do think the SuperBowl "experience" would be much better there. Santa Clara hosting the SB WOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT be like San Francisco hosting the SB, though I am sure that is how they will try to pitch it.

Shaman
10-16-2012, 09:36 PM
This news makes me think Stephen Ross will go into overdrive into finally upgrading Sun Life Stadium so the grand Super Bowl L can be played in Miami (which it should thanks to the history). Otherwise a brand new stadium in Santa Clara will take it. So like I said Ross will finally make some plans just so Miami can lure the Super Bowl back home

I think they really want to give it to Miami, but are putting the screws to Ross to upgrade the stadium first. The notion that they'll give it to Santa Clara because it's a new stadium is fine on the surface, but they could just as easily give SB 51 (or 52, or 53, etc.) to them instead.

Since they won't announce the winner until 2013, this gives Ross some time to figure out a way to pay for it, one that probably involves little to no taxpayer money.

TheJetsBlow
10-16-2012, 09:41 PM
I think they really want to give it to Miami, but are putting the screws to Ross to upgrade the stadium first. The notion that they'll give it to Santa Clara because it's a new stadium is fine on the surface, but they could just as easily give SB 51 (or 52, or 53, etc.) to them instead.

Since they won't announce the winner until 2013, this gives Ross some time to figure out a way to pay for it, one that probably involves little to no taxpayer money.

If Ross wants it, Ross should pay for it (or at least a majority of it). What he should really pay for is a new stadium downtown, but we all know that will never happen since it's just cheaper to upgrade the ****hole we play in now.

CedarPhin
10-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Santa Clara's probably going to get it because they're holding all of the pre-game festivities in San Francisco, which is probably one of the greatest cities in the world. They're also putting up a ton of $$$ for the project, alot more than they're supposed to get.

Not to mention it's a shiny new stadium in an area that really hasn't had one since 1985. I think Santa Clara/SF gets it. Santa Clara's a pretty sketch place, but SF's pretty legit.

The bright side to all of this is that we may just get some nice stadium improvements out of it.

EJay
10-16-2012, 11:24 PM
San Francisco, which is probably one of the greatest cities in the world. They're also putting up a ton of $$$ for the project, alot more than they're supposed to get. Santa Clara's a pretty sketch place, but SF's pretty legit.

It's not one of the greatest cities in the world. Nothing personal against you, but that's hyperbole. I grew up and currently live 90 minutes from the greater Bay Area. The reason I live 90 minutes away is because the Bay Area is a hell hole. It's a dirty, foggy city with unbearable traffic where the wind NEVER stops blowing. It's one of the most overrated cities in the country. Miami has it's share of issues, but it's nicer than SF. As already stated, the South Bay is even worse. Santa Clara is not an appealing place to be in the least. The areas North of the Bay such as Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma are much, much nicer.

Strangeworld
10-16-2012, 11:39 PM
It's not one of the greatest cities in the world. Nothing personal against you, but that's hyperbole. I grew up and currently live 90 minutes from the greater Bay Area. The reason I live 90 minutes away is because the Bay Area is a hell hole. It's a dirty, foggy city with unbearable traffic where the wind NEVER stops blowing. It's one of the most overrated cities in the country. Miami has it's share of issues, but it's nicer than SF. As already stated, the South Bay is even worse. Santa Clara is not an appealing place to be in the least. The areas North of the Bay such as Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma are much, much nicer.

Peninsula for the win!

Menlo Park/PA/Mountain View is some of the nicest real estate in the world.

Regulus
10-17-2012, 12:03 AM
New stadium means they win. Our place is a dump. With all the nice new stadiums that have been built its likely Miami will not see many more Super Bowls.

EJay
10-17-2012, 12:18 AM
Menlo Park/PA/Mountain View is some of the nicest real estate in the world.

Definitely nicer than the City itself and worlds nicer than Santa Clara.

CedarPhin
10-17-2012, 12:19 AM
It's not one of the greatest cities in the world. Nothing personal against you, but that's hyperbole. I grew up and currently live 90 minutes from the greater Bay Area. The reason I live 90 minutes away is because the Bay Area is a hell hole. It's a dirty, foggy city with unbearable traffic where the wind NEVER stops blowing. It's one of the most overrated cities in the country. Miami has it's share of issues, but it's nicer than SF. As already stated, the South Bay is even worse. Santa Clara is not an appealing place to be in the least. The areas North of the Bay such as Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma are much, much nicer.

It is a great city. You're entitled to your own opinion, just as I mine, but there's a reason it's on the destination list of so many.

Do you live in Stockton or something? I guess I'd be pissed too if I lived there.

No one is debating whether or not Great America is a grand place to stage the Super Bowl. It'll be a nice stadium, they can show shots of the Golden Gate, and the rest of the city. I'm not a fan of Santa Clara, but I don't like much of the South Bay. Peninsula and parts of Palo Alto/Menlo Park/Mountain View/Half Moon are nice, but San Jose's a giant rat race with tract homes, marijuana dispensaries, and shattered dreams.

So's Dublin and Pleasanton, Manteca, Tracy, Stockton, and Modesto.

CalDolFan1014
10-17-2012, 12:43 AM
It is a great city. You're entitled to your own opinion, just as I mine, but there's a reason it's on the destination list of so many.

Do you live in Stockton or something? I guess I'd be pissed too if I lived there.

No one is debating whether or not Great America is a grand place to stage the Super Bowl. It'll be a nice stadium, they can show shots of the Golden Gate, and the rest of the city. I'm not a fan of Santa Clara, but I don't like much of the South Bay. Peninsula and parts of Palo Alto/Menlo Park/Mountain View/Half Moon are nice, but San Jose's a giant rat race with tract homes, marijuana dispensaries, and shattered dreams.

So's Dublin and Pleasanton, Manteca, Tracy, Stockton, and Modesto.

:lol: God, that city is a dump. I passed through the city a few times during some road trips up and down the west coast and it's almost like a Buffalo of the west coast.

CedarPhin
10-17-2012, 12:51 AM
The University of Pacific there's like a gated community in the middle of Mogadishu. They just filed bankruptcy too. Outstanding city.

Mike8272
10-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Hope we get Super Bowl 50 and the 49ers get 51 or later. Be nice to see a anniversary super bowl held here, in such an amazing city and footballing stadium. Perhaps by then we'll have a team ready to win the big game! :D