Jsonline: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn't come right out and say it, but if you do the math he presented, it's clear Lambeau Field has almost no shot at hosting a Super Bowl. Goodell was in town to attend the Green Bay Packers annual shareholders meetings … said it would be inaccurate to characterize the cold as the biggest deterrent, especially given the decision to play in New York in 2014. "It's not about weather as much as it is infrastructure," Goodell said. "You need 25,000 hotel rooms within 60 miles. It's an extraordinary undertaking."
Given there only about 3,000 hotel rooms in the greater Green Bay area, odds probably aren't good the big game will ever be played here. He would not categorically dismiss the idea of a Super Bowl at Lambeau, but you get the picture.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Green Bay has No Chance of Hosting Super Bowl, says Goodell. Try and find a hotel...
The sad part of this story is that many will never see or be a part of the Lambeau experience. It really is a great community (a few too many conservatives, but they have a nice brew pub).
Posted by John Peterson, Democurmudgeon at 7/30/2010 11:35:00 AM