His efforts may be hampered by the unthinkably bad weather and much-discussed seating debacle that characterized Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, but asked recently if he would consider making a play for Super Bowl L in 2016--the next Super Bowl without a host city already in place--Cowboys owner Jerry Jones answered “absolutely.”
According to Daniel Kaplan of the SportsBusiness Journal, Jones followed this by listing all the positives of last year’s edition of the big game while glossing over the aforementioned, uh, shortcomings of Super Bowl week in DFW.
In another, but attached article, Kaplan looks at potential sites for the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl and ranks them in terms of likelihood. DFW’s chances, according to Kaplan’s ranking, are “fair.”
Here’s what the article had to say:
Pros: Huge Cowboys Stadium offers great financial reward to the NFL, it's a major market, and hey, the weather can't be as bad as it when hosting last year- can it?
Cons: The NFL is still feeling the effects of the 2011 fiasco, with a federal lawsuit pending against the team and league for seating problems. The region also would have to prove it can be better prepared for weather emergencies.
For the full rankings and breakdown of potential Super Bowl host sites, click here.
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