I've heard people even complaining about the northern domed stadiums because the cold weather puts a damper on all the festivities in the week leading up to the Super Bowl. Who wants to do anything outside in Minneapolis in February even if the stadium is domed?
Some of the cities like Seattle or San Francisco should be OK for an outdoor Super Bowl because it doesn't get really cold. New York is just nuts. Why not just go to Green Bay and be done with it?
Ann Arbor. You can get over 100k in there.
Or, as I put it to the SEC and PAC-10 snobs about the Big-10's poor performance in bowl games: bring your warm-weather pampered butts up to Ann Arbor on Jan 1, and we'll see who wins that game.
“Why not just go to Green Bay and be done with it?”
Isn’t that how championship games were played pre-Super Bowl? I would be all in favor of the big game being played on the home field of one of the finalist teams. At least one of the teams’ year-round fans could actually see their guys play in the championship game instead of its being restricted to those who can afford the travel and inflated SB tickets.
Actually, as I wrote that, I came to think the whole SB ‘thing,’ if reduced to one word, would be “inflated.”
In NYC you do your partying indoors. there are over 5,000 licensed premises in the city. 500 just in the E Village area. Football began in N Jersey over 150 years ago. It was a Fall and winter sport. Until the “Super Bowls”, the championships were played in open stadiums and primarily in Northern climes. Indoor football is a disgrace to the game.