Scottishbengal Posted May 13, 2007 Report Share Posted May 13, 2007 Okay, still some time to pass til the footie season kicks off so just thought I'd open this up for debate. Do you think it's time to consider building a National american football stadium? And if so where should it be located? The sport is increasing becoming global - regular season games having/will occur in Mexico and the UK, and no doubt Germany will host one within the next year or two. Some years ago Ireland hosted an Army - Navy match and back in the 80's the "American Bowl" (pre-season match) was regularly held at Wembley Stadium in London. How long before a proper international match takes place between the USA and A N Other country - 10 years? 20 years? OK back to the point, is it time to have a facility that can cope with the demand? Imagine a Superbowl where football fans of each team can take a large allocation rather than the stadium being filled mainly by corporate hospitality - a stadium that can hold say 200,000? Now the argument against will that be the lack of use of such a facility, but apart from the Superbowl and the Pro Bowl think how many other matches could be played there. Championship games, college bowls, as previously stated USA matches, Army-Navy matches etc etc. The relocation of the Hall of Fame could be incorporated to amke it a year round attraction and a true shrine in terms of world sports. Onto the second point, where should such a stadium be located? The superbowl is usually held in the southern areas for climatic reasons but there's an opportunity to start with a fresh canvas here - Washington DC because it's the capital? New York because it's a truely international city? Cleveland because it needs something?? As I said, just filling a bit of time, and giving folks an opporunity to think outside of the box on this one. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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