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Old 09-26-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I think we will win since we have heavy rail that connects from the airport to the dome
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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My bet would be Jerry World in Dallas.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Why would Atlanta be chosen over those other sites?

I can't think of a good reason.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Well, the Dome is bigger than the Fiesta Bowl stadium in Glendale and nicer than the Orange Bowl. You are also less likely to get murdered compared to New Orleans.

It all comes down to money though in whoever bids the most.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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Well, the Dome is bigger than the Fiesta Bowl stadium in Glendale and nicer than the Orange Bowl. You are also less likely to get murdered compared to New Orleans.

It all comes down to money though in whoever bids the most.
It should come down to which stadium can generate the most revenue, but there are a few other factors that could decide a tie or near tie IMO:

Jerry World is insane. The weather can suck though like 2 years ago at the SB.

Glendale seats up to 78,000 for major events and is a warm weather location with retractable roof.

The Orange Bowl has been gone for years now. The game is played in Landshark (Joe Robbie, Dolphins Stadium or Pro Player or whatever it is called this week) is an outdoor stadium in a warm climate which is a plus. It also has seen a series of upgrades through the years and has a $200 million renovation proposal on the table.

New Orleans is used to hosting big sporting events even more so than Atlanta.

Pasadena has ridiculous history and 100,000 seats. Warm weather environment is a help too.

Atlanta has an older stadium, could have iffy weather but Atlanta can host big events. I just don't think an older stadium like the dome wins out over the other bids.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: ATL
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It should come down to which stadium can generate the most revenue, but there are a few other factors that could decide a tie or near tie IMO:

Jerry World is insane. The weather can suck though like 2 years ago at the SB.

Glendale seats up to 78,000 for major events and is a warm weather location with retractable roof.

The Orange Bowl has been gone for years now. The game is played in Landshark (Joe Robbie, Dolphins Stadium or Pro Player or whatever it is called this week) is an outdoor stadium in a warm climate which is a plus. It also has seen a series of upgrades through the years and has a $200 million renovation proposal on the table.

New Orleans is used to hosting big sporting events even more so than Atlanta.

Pasadena has ridiculous history and 100,000 seats. Warm weather environment is a help too.

Atlanta has an older stadium, could have iffy weather but Atlanta can host big events. I just don't think an older stadium like the dome wins out over the other bids.
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We have better rail, more hotels, more direct flights, etc plus that new hall of fame should be open by then
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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We have better rail, more hotels, more direct flights, etc plus that new hall of fame should be open by then
I read some where that Atlanta had more hotels within walking distance of an NFL stadium than any city in the country. When you factor in the amount of hotels that are accessible via MARTA and the airport connection, I see why we host a lot of events here. Either way, this thing comes down to one thing, MONEY!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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We have better rail, more hotels, more direct flights, etc plus that new hall of fame should be open by then
I'm not. I'd love Atlanta to host it, but the facility isn't even close to the same level as Dallas and Arizona. It lacks the weather of the other venues. I think from that list, Atlanta would have to be the longshot.

Oh look, some one knowledgeable agrees with me. Heck, he doesn't even mention Atlanta in his analysis.

First national playoff finale in 2015 limited to 6 bid cities, sources say - ESPN
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Why would Atlanta be chosen over those other sites?

I can't think of a good reason.
I don't think you can think of much good about Atlanta, period. I have never seen a positive post from you about anything concerning the city.

1. If you've ever been to a game at the Georgia Dome you would know that it is one of the best places in the nation to see a football game, age notwithstanding.

2. You really can't cite weather as a factor anywhere...since we can't control weather it is always iffy, no matter where the game is held.

3. None of the cities listed can hold a large event the way Atlanta can. That alone should propel us up the list.
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