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Bay Area, Houston beat out Miami for Super Bowls

Miami's attempt to host an unprecedented 11th Super Bowl was derailed today when NFL owners awarded Super Bowl 50 to the San Francisco Bay area and Super Bowl 51 to Houston.

In deciding against Miami, the owners showed a clear deference to communities that had invested heavily in building or refurbishing their football facilities. Santa Clara is building a $1.2 billion stadium for the San Francisco 49ers while Houston funded Reliant Stadium a decade ago and recently approved a $25 million upgrade for new high definition video screens.

The bid by Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium included promises that the signature Super Bowl 50 game would celebrate the past 49 years of NFL championship games but, more importantly, set the tone for the future of the game. Levi's Stadium is solar powered and thus energy neutral on game days. Numerous Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Yahoo and Apple also have put their technology behind the stadium.

"We've been looking forward to this moment since 1985," said Bay Area Super Bowl committee chairman Daniel Lurie. "We have a new stadium now and we're very excited the game is coming back."

Having lost in a head-to-head matchup against the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, Miami then was pitted against Houston for Super Bowl 51. 

The bid by Houston was portrayed by one source as something of a repeat of the bid submitted by the community in advance of winning the 2004 game. But the Houston presentation did promise some new additions.

The city claimed it has surpassed New York as the most ethnically diverse city in the country. To that end the Houston Super Bowl committee pitched a "Super Bowl El Centro" exhibit that it said would attract three million national and international visitors.

Ric Campo, Houston's Super Bowl bid committee chairman, also told owners the city intended to turn the downtown Houston skyline into an NFL exhibit called "Super Bowl decor."

The presentation was ultimately good enough to beat Miami.

The vote by owners against Miami cuts more than just an average doubleheader sweep. It sends a chilling message that perhaps Miami has lost its prized status as a recurring host within the Super Bowl rotation.

The city has hosted 10 previous games but the last one came in 2010 and all the games until 2018 have been awarded, meaning Miami will see a minimum eight-year hiatus from the game. It's possible that gap between games may widen if the NFL continues to award games to cities that build new stadiums.

Atlanta plans to build a new stadium, Minneapolis plans to build a new stadium and Indianapolis and Dallas plan to continue bidding on games after building new facilities that won Super Bowl bids and successfully hosted games.

The Miami contingent, led by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, had come to this spring NFL owners' meeting optimistic that their presentation could succeed.

"There's no one better that can do it because we know how to throw a party," Miami Super Bowl bid chairman Rodney Barreto said prior to making his presentation. "We'll be giving the owners an incredible celebration in downtown Miami, recognizing the previous Super Bowls and contgratulating them on the 50th anniversary."

Despite rumors that Dan Marino or Jason Taylor would be part of Miami's bid, they were not. The presentation was hosted by former Dolphins receiver Jimmy Cefalo, who has had a long career in television in radio.

Cefalo introduced a film about Miami as part of the presentation. He said he rehearsed his part three times leading up to the trip to this meeting and again Tuesday morning.

"Miami has added enhancements to our bid that are greater and more spectacular than any bid before," Cefalo told owners in his presentation. "The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee will invest approximately $37 million to bring a Super Bowl to Miami for a record 11th time and the Pro Bowl for a third time. We want to celebrate Super Bowl 50 with the first of its kind opening ceremony legacy charity concert for up to 40,000 attendees. All proceeds will benefit the NFL Player Care Foundation that is supporting medical research as well as financial grants to qualified NFL alumni for neurological care.

"South Florida will again offer our proven track record of success in hosting both the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl, where like in 2010 we will sell out both games -- 145,000 tickets. The evolution of South Florida also includes its vibrant waterfront urban core, where we look forward to celebrating the NFL’s legacy at Super Bowl Park entertaining hundreds of thousands with creative events, energy at a sense and a scale that to make the 50th Super Bowl truly momentous.”

Ultimately, no amount of rehearsal, no amount of party promises, no amount of good weather and plentiful hotel rooms could sway owners to pick Miami.

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303lbs, not big enough? I can understand the concern with the leg to be able to withstand being a 4-3Dt but size, no shouldn't be a concern.

Armando,

Proof once again that we live in a Banana Republic. We spend millions if not Billions to build a crook a stadium in Marlins park. A stadium that seats 35,000. with no parking and zero fan support. BUT we turn our back on a guy (Ross) that is at least trying to meet us half way and an event (Super Bowl) that would bring MILLIONS to our area. If I'm Ross I head up the coast AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Palm Beach here I come!!

haha, hard on RT ....

Easy Mark...keep it in your cyberdrawz...


BUSTED.........
YG is LOL, here's the PROOF..

Posted by: Bark Odin,Bark/Sit YG,Sit | May 21, 2013 at 04:05 PM

WOW. Proof? of what? That' you're dumb?

I gave you nothing except ridiculed you. Make fun of YG all you want, I couldn't care less LMAO

If you think I'm YG, ask Armando. Lemme know how that works out for ya!

YG, You've now been busted as a Troll, What will you Do??


YGs Responce...
"GO TO DISNEY WORLD"

Who cares about hoting a SB if we arent in it?

hosting

DelNegro out in Lalaland...Spoestra should give LBJ a percentage of his salary...DelNegro is a much better coach.

First it was Craig M, not it's this yahoo.

What is it with people like this and conspiracy theories?

Have people nothing else to do? Apparently!

Whip it out, always whip it out ...

Ross should go further up the coast to Canada and the CFL for his garbage team.

(Sorry Kris, I'll try my best to keep it above the belt but I was the biggest proponent during the renovation talks in here and I was just dealt a low blow.)

Actually there is not much to say. I stated over and over that this would happen. Others buried there heads in the sand and yelled at me about how great Sun Life already is. Apparently those people have never left the city of Miami because compared to the new stadiums Sun Life is a dive. Whatever, people in Miami were robbed by their politicians and now they will feel the effects while Weatherford gains more power and money. Absolutely disgusting.

Now wait until the stadium is deemed unsafe and the Dolphins move out. That's when Miamians will really be bent over. Their taxes will go up to cover the 4 million dollar a year loss(that's how much tax money is paid to the city by the organization each year). And no one will be able to stop it, there won't be a vote, your new taxes will be added as they see fit. And there goes NCAA tournaments as well, good luck getting those now that the NFL has snubbed Miami. And in turn I'm sure the local businesses are steamed about losing millions from thousands of travelers for these events.

Trickle down effect, it's great heh? Thank that shady car dealer, Loria, and Weatherford. The snake, the weasel, and the rat. There's a new one for ALoco character.

Ross, the worst Dolphin owner ever!

He took it out...
He what?
He took.....it out.
He took what out?
It.
He took IT out?
Yessiree Bob.

BOYCOTT THE FINS UNTIL IRELAND IS FIRED! WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF LOSING! WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE CLASSLESS INCOMPETENT GM! BOYCOTT AND HELP MAKE THE CHANGE!

The Falcons were awarded 200 million (a loan) from the NFL to help build a new stadium.

The reason the NFL loaned the the money is because Atlanta is receiving public funds. The NFL has a rule that they will not help a city out that won't help itself. If there are no public funds involved in renovations or a new stadium the NFL will not give money to your local team. They aren't in business to make money for other people, who is right?

Too bad the Dolphins couldn't get even a little public assistance, we all could have been hanging out at a pretty nice stadium. Oh and the NFL does not allow owners to pay for new stadiums or renovations over a certain amount on their own dime so please save us the "ross should have built it himself" garbage because you sound like a moron.

Ross is WORSE then Loria!

Haha, Seinfeld!

Right on Phins78, give the money to loria of all people then neglect the flagship franchise of the state. people should sue the Florida government for gross negligence.

Republican Ross is against raising taxes to help the needy but wants to raise taxes to help the greedy? WTF?

Mark, the Heat are the flagship franchise. Miami has morphed into a basketball town. Stop living 20 years ago.

Mark thanks for posting those updates!


Republican Ross is against raising taxes to help the needy but wants to raise taxes to help the greedy? WTF?

Posted by: Ross Blowz | May 21, 2013 at 04:26 PM

Ignorance is bliss. He wasn't proposing raising taxes on residents. It was a 1% hotel tax in a small ggeographic location. Unless you were vacationing there, you're taxes weren't going up.

Mando, you need to clean up the completely inept & ignorant bloggers here who just come to spew nonsense & try to agitate people.

These trolls need to go

When Dwayne Wade finally breaks the down and the Heat are in salary cap heck, the Heat will be half full and Lebron will demand a trade to NY or LA like everyone else and the stadium will be half full if that.

Ross is too cheap to fix his own stadium? WTF?

Posted by: Jeff | May 21, 2013 at 03:55 PM

Bwaaahahahaha and you're too stupid to understand anything NFL related! lmao it's like people are proud they're brain dead.


Mark, the Heat are the flagship franchise. Miami has morphed into a basketball town. Stop living 20 years ago.

Posted by: Clue | May 21, 2013 at 04:28 PM


What do canadiens know? LMFAO!!



Posted by: LOL | May 21, 2013 at 04:29 PM


Even funnier s'hit, a troll saying to a fellow troll that trolls need to go.

A certain number of you here are really off the meds. ROTFLMAO............................

Jamar taylor had surgery today. Barry Jackson has a story on his blog.

Posted by: Canadien Bacon | May 21, 2013 at 04:33 PM

I totally agree with what he just said.

Ohhhhh........snap! Acording to the trolls like maggit in Toronto, I am you right?

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone remember when the Fins were relevant?
Me neither.

LOL don't even answer that guy. I think he's in a helmet mashing his fists into the keyboards. He repeats the SamE EXACT POSTS and has been for months now. He will never stick around to debate his ignorant opinions. As a matter of fact I don't even believe they are his opinions. I believe he knows which phrases will get him attention and he really loves seeing that people are talking to him. We really have to ignore these posts. You can see them all over this page. One liners about Ross and Ireland that make no sense and have no basis in reality.

Excuse me, the correct spelling is Maggot!

WHO CARES!! I want the Dolphins to PLAY in a Super Bowl - I don't care if its on the moon or at the bottom of the ocean. Just win one before I die.

Ross is surprised why??? Got to get public money to help pay for the upgrades, can't get public money with sorry Ireland not getting talent till his time is almost up & NOT putting a winner on the field!!! Now with the sorry feminine logo this team better start winning or Ross & the Fins will NEVER get respect in this league!!! LOVE THE NEW COLORS BOYCOTT ANYTHING WITH THE NEW LOGO IT SUCKS ROSS!!!

All Ross does is lose EVERY FRIGGIN YEAR!.....and asks for handouts!

Looks like Miami is moving to Palm Beach. thats the only way they can get a 2 billion dollar stadium... expect to see the plans for the move within the next couple years!

Marino 13 are you really that stupid. Do you know how much gauranteed money they forked out this free agency. That was one of the dumbest comments written on this blog.

78,

I was accused by Craig M of being YG a few times. Now this barkodin schmuck comes here & accused me of being him too.

Like everyone else, I dismiss anything YG says.

I've had many discussions with you & Mark in To in the past.

How can people claim to be so right & always be so dead wrong?

I just sit back & laugh when I read all this he is / she is grade school junk. Laughable at best.

Ross asking for charity after 4 consecutive losing seasons is like a child asking for a raise in his allowance after bring home a report card with straight F's. LOL

Marino 13 because of the money it brings to SoFla. I know you don't understand that, try to get a little more knowledge than you show,.

btw, being accused of being a troll is 1 thing.

Being accused o being YG is below the belt.

PS @ 4:49, hijacking screen names? How juvenile!

My guess is barkodindouche or YGsissyninnypants are menstruating & feel the need to embarrass themselves more than they have today.

Either way, days up. Off to the wife n kids.

EVERTYTHING ROSS DOS IS WRONG! ITS COMICAL!

Posted by: LOL | May 21, 2013 at 04:48 PM

You're one of the biggest trolls on this blog. Here's a sample of your handy work:


Ross asking for charity after 4 consecutive losing seasons is like a child asking for a raise in his allowance after bring home a report card with straight F's. LOL

Posted by: LOL | May 21, 2013 at 04:49 PM

Certainly astute and well thought out. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GARAGE MANAGER

TO
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Who the hell is trolling my name?

Ross asking for charity after 4 consecutive losing seasons is like a child asking for a raise in his allowance after bring home a report card with straight F's. LOL

Posted by: LOL | May 21, 2013 at 04:49 PM


Offering to foot 2/3's of a bill isn't a handout stupid.

Your parents must have thrown one helluvah party when you left home. Im sure 2 weeks later you were back in mommy's basement! LOL...

come to palm beach Ross we love you here. the new FLORIDA DOLPHINS< name change to go with the new uniforms for the move to palm beach! sounds great can't wait


Ross asking for charity after 4 consecutive losing seasons is like a child asking for a raise in his allowance after bring home a report card with straight F's. LOL

Posted by: LOL | May 21, 2013 at 04:49 PM


BPOTD!

Ross should move his garbage team and stop embarrassing South Florida!

ALoco,

IS THE LOVELY MARIA REALLY THE LOVELY MANTI TEO?

((BUFFET OF MANTI GANGBANGS))

OSCAR,

WHERE'S FELIX?

I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. IM CHANGING MY SCREEN NAME TO: 12-IN-YUR-ASS!

the reak ALOCO IS HERE.......

THIS IS MY FIRSR TIME POSTING TODAY..............

TO BE
OR
NOT
TO
BE .................


the reak ALOCO IS HERE.......

THIS IS MY FIRSR TIME POSTING TODAY..............

TO BE
OR
NOT
TO
BE .................

Posted by: ALoco | May 21, 2013 at 05:16 PM


HELLO BEATTLEJUICE.........................

HEY ARMANDO!!!

IT IS NOW 5:20 PM AND I SEE NO INFO ON TODAY'S OTA, WHICH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!

WHERE IS THE ARTICLE!!!

DO YOUR JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I MEAN NOTHING ON THIS SITE!!!!!!!!1

BY THE TIME ARMANDO POSTS ANY OTA NEWS, IT WILL BE A USED CONDOM.

Jose Cuervo you sound stupid. How is Grimes keeping up with one of the fastest players in the league a bad thing when he's coming off injury?

By his own admission, Wallace is not in his best shape.

Of course, all these Players new to the SoFla climate, specially when playing outdoors, have not learned how to hydrate well against the high humidity here. They'll learn. Lebron did.

OTA's Today. From what I read on Twitter today. Big day for Grimes. Several deflections and exploded off the ball. Will Yeatman worked some starting left guard and Philbin mentioned him as a potential starter. Egnew worked with first team and created good seperation in his routes while Clay played some H back. John Jerry reported in under 240 and looked good. Binns made some nice catches and beat Grimes on long TD. Hartline also caught long ball for TD.
No shows were Starks, Jordan (school), Taylor (hernia surgery) Dallas Thomas not cleared to practice yet.
Wallace showed nice coverage skills out of the LB spot. Ellerbe, Wallace, Misi played all first team snaps.

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