Super Bowl 2020 Host City Options
The Super Bowl looks like it is set to be a major bidding war again for the title of the host city. While the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys haven’t shown any signs of backing out, there is still an air of uncertainty that could derail the bids. Cities that have been mentioned as possible hosts are Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, and Seattle. This list could grow by the week, if there are not already enough bidders.
In Los Angeles, the Super Bowl has already proven to be the dream event for many people. All seven of the Super Bowls that have been held in the city have been sold out. In addition, the stadiums have had new television contracts that have made them richer. Will people still be willing to drive two hours to watch the game? For many, the answer would be yes.
For football fans in Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and Houston, the possibility of having a night game in January might have already been ruled out. These three cities are among the cities that have chosen to stay neutral in the political war between the Chargers and Raiders. If there are stadiums that can hold more than 100,000 fans, they will need to be large enough to accommodate the large crowd for a Super Bowl on the night of the Super Bowl. These teams are also currently in the market for new stadium agreements.
Instead of looking at stadiums and what they can’t do to make them more desirable for the audience, the Super Bowl should consider how it can pull in more viewers and what it can do to help the host cities. The host city in the past has been forced to sell off several events to make their money back. Super Bowl parties, youth sporting events, and city-wide parades should all be considered for future games.
Some host cities are starting to get creative and involve their neighbors. They could have a night street party that invites the rest of the country to attend. On this night, guests could receive special invitations from their friends, send emails, or text messages to each other to let them know that they are going to be at the Super Bowl party. Also, live music, such as rock, can be played as a way to enhance the experience.
Some cities are looking for partnerships with other businesses, such as the NFL or Major League Baseball teams, in order to be able to plan events and celebrations outside of their home city. These types of partnerships could include concerts, a parade, or a day full of events to show off the unique culture of the host city. If a large event can be planned for this reason, it can help the host city, especially if a Super Bowl is being held in another location.
Many cities are embracing public transportation as a way to make their cities more attractive. Super Bowl parties could involve private transportation from one location to another, or group rides for friends and family members. In the past, these types of parties were organized solely by the fans, but this year, there will be more transportation and public events as well.
Imagine how happy they would be on the day after a successful event. Super Bowl parties aren’t just about enjoying a game, but about experiencing a party. Everyone involved with the planning would love to share in this type of celebration. And now that the Super Bowl has expanded into America’s heartland, it will be easier to have the parties of tomorrow.