Super Bowl coming to Arlington

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Jimmy C, May 23, 2007.

  1. Jimmy C

    Jimmy C
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    The super bowl is coming to arlington, TX in 2011! My prediction - this is the first of many, I think Arlington will be in the regular rotation. The stadium seats 100 - 120K, its covered, right in the middle of the DFW metromess!

    hopefully we will be in the regular rotation!
     
  2. MrJim

    MrJim
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    :) sorry, I saw Arlington and thought Virginia...
     
  3. Alcott

    Alcott
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    93
    The speculation is that the tickets are going to be sold face value about $900 - $1000. I intend to try to get a couple; will probably be a good investment. In last year's SB they reportedly going for $3000 to $5000 the week before.
     
  4. TomVols

    TomVols
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2000
    Messages:
    11,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    What is the weather like in DFW the first week in Feb? I remember during the 2001 Cotton Bowl there was sleet and freezing rain. Not appealing weather for all the accompanying activities. Then again, they have the Super Bowl in some northern cities at domed stadiums.
     
  5. Alcott

    Alcott
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    93
    The weather in N. central Texas is very unpredictable. It could be 75 degrees that day, or it could 15. If the prevailing winds have been from the southeast, the warm, humid Gulf air will predominate. If an arctic front has come down over the plains [the "blue norther"], there could be ice and snow.

    My best estimate: within a 75% confidence interval, the temperature will be 38 to 65, relative humidity 45% to 62%. It's the southeast v. northwest winds, and their effects, which could bring anything. What a time and place for a tornado!
     
  6. Jimmy C

    Jimmy C
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    The new stadium will have a retractable roof - so the game will be ok. Typically the first week of Feb is temperate enough to play golf (for me that means temps above 45) The first couple weeks of Jan are very iffy - but we can have some nasty stuff that week as well. Hopefully Jerry will arrange some great weather for the NFL :)
     
  7. TomVols

    TomVols
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2000
    Messages:
    11,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    The game isn't the concern - it's all the extracurricular stuff that takes place and virtually supercedes the game anymore.
     
  8. Alcott

    Alcott
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    93
    Remember this thread? The temperature was 75 last Thursday and Friday, but right now it's 13. On game day it should be mid to uppper 50's. But now there are 'rolling' power outages, and TV news is showing cars driving into fast-food drive-thrus not knowing there is no power to operate the sound, and attempting to buy fuel but the pumps won't work. Those weather risks were there, we knew. They may play a part in how long, or whether, this area gets another Super Bowl.
     
  9. mets65

    mets65
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did you end up getting tickets?
     
  10. Alcott

    Alcott
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,457
    Likes Received:
    93
    No, situations as they were, I couldn't give any thought to that profit-making venture.
     

Share This Page

Loading...