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Where will the Sugar Bowl be played now?

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by invaliduser88, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Sep 6, 2005 #1 of 18
    invaliduser88

    invaliduser88 Welcome to Torchwood DBSTalk Gold Club

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    With the Super Dome out of commision and likely to be demonished, where will the Sugar Bowl be played?

    Best bet is Reliant Stadium in Houston.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2005 #2 of 18
    ntexasdude

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    Hmmm....have you heard talk of tearing it down? It would seem it could be rebuilt cheaper. I don't think what's left of the tax base, if anything, would vote in tax dollars for new digs.

    Was the Super Bowl scheduled for N.O. in 2006? A bigger question might be what will become of the Saints?

    Reliant would seem like the obvious choice but you're just saying that because you live and want tickets. :D
     
  3. Sep 7, 2005 #3 of 18
    invaliduser88

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    SamC

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    IMHO:

    Sugar Bowl - This season's (actually next year) will be moved somewhere. Probably to San Antonio or Houston. LSU is not capable of hosting such a game. After that look for the BcS cartel to shop around the Sugar's spot in its scheme to some other existing bowl. My money would be on one of the Florida or Texas bowls.

    Saints - The NFL will "regretfully" move the Saints, under a new name, to LA or San Antonio or Toronto or wherever. With the "promise" to move another team, or expand, to NOLA when the city get back to its status quo pre-storm, as the New Saints. Which, measured in population or wealth or whatever, will not happen for a very long time. NOLA was a marginal NFL city in the first place. Not that big, not that wealthy, and not growing. If, say, 10 years from now, NOLA has, say 80% of its population back, that won't make it, and if you look at Darwin (Australia, wiped off the face of the map in 1974 by a hurricane) that is probably where it will be.

    Tulane - TU was seriously considering dropping football or moving down to I-AA two years ago. It drew a local crowd and fans of it opponents spending a long weekend in the city. Look for TU to drop football "for a few years" which will become permanent. TU cannot operate football team w/o NOLA tourism to sell seats.

    Hornets - Welcome to Tennessee.

    Super Dome - There is no way the building is damaged beyond repair. Filfth can be scraped up. What we are probably seeing is the first stage of jockeying between NOLA, the Saints, and LA paying for the repairs and a massive luxury box-plush seat-whatever expansion to the 30 year old building; and whatever the NO federal reconstruction project gets called (you and me) paying for it. If they say its "damaged beyond repair" then it can be charged off to the feds. Look for the place to be up and running by 2007 or 08 and hosting the annual Sugar Bowl (although stripped of its BcS status), plus a Super Bowl and an NCAA every decade. NOLA has to have the dome, the casino and the convention center. It is a major part of its economy.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2005 #5 of 18
    Msguy

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    The bigger question is where will the NFL play most of there Superbowls now? More Superbowls have been played in the New Orleans Superdome more than any other stadium. The NFL might have to look for other sites now. I'm sure Domes like The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and Ford Field in Detroit will be heavily considered for Superbowls now.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2005 #6 of 18
    RichW

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    They could move the Saints to Utah and they wouldn't even have to change their name!
     
  7. Sep 9, 2005 #7 of 18
    ntexasdude

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    Who can forget the Superdome, the '85 Bears and Jim McMahon who proclaimed in an interview all the women in N.O. were sluts and all the men were stupid? Of course as I recall he later said his comments were misconstrued. :lol:
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    Interesting observation... considering that the Saints' owner has been trying to move the team recently, and rumors are that he *may* take advantage of this situation playing games in Texas to possibly help persuade a new city to take the team.

    The NFL, if they allow it, allowing the Saints to move under the circumstances could have some long term backfiring repercussions.
     
  9. SamC

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    Super Bowl not in NO since 2002 game (XXXVI, following the 2001 season)

    XL - Ford Field, Detroit
    XLI - Dolphins Stadium, Miami
    XLII - new Cardinals stadium to be built, Phoenix
    XLIII - Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
    XL in 2010 is now up for bids. Storm notwithstanding, we were already in the longest non-New Orleans streak in the history of the game.

    BTW, NCAAs last in NO in 2003

    2006 NCAAs - RCA Dome, Indianapolis
    2007 - Georgia Dome, Atlanta
    2008 - Alamo Dome, San Antonio
    2009 - Ford Field, Detroit
    2010 - Reliant Stadium, Houston
     
  10. auburn2

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    From what I am hearing they want to play the sugar bowl in LSU this year. The stadium is plenty big in Baton Rouge, and it is only an hour or so fr4om NO.

    After that they will move it back to NO, if not in the Superdome than in whatever stadium they replace it with.

    I don't think the Sugar Bowl will move permanantly.

    The Sugar Bowl IS New Orleans. It would not be the same 'event' having it elsewhere. Financially the Sugar Bowl is the most successful of the BCS Bowls. While the Rose may have more tradition, it has less marketable value. That is why Sugar Bowl tickets generally sell for more on the street than do tickets to the other bowls. The atmosphere of New Orleans is what created that success. The Sugar Bowl has been so successful that the city of New Orleans even added another bowl game (New Orlean's Bowl??) last year. How many other cities host two college bowls?
     
  11. Michael P

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    :confused: Since when did Mormans have saints? Come to think if it when did they start listening to Jazz? :D
     
  12. SamC

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    The official name of the denomination is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Many Mormons consider "Mormon" to be slightly derogatory, and among themselves, and among people in Utah and other high concentrations of that denomination, "Saints" is prefered to "Mormons". "Joe is a Saint" in SLC would NOT be taken to mean "Joe is a good guy" as in most of the US, but rather "Joe is a member of the LDS Church".
     
  13. Mark Holtz

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    Before they were called the Utah Jazz, they were called the New Orleans Jazz ages ago.

    Besides, shouldn't we worry about rebuilding New Orleans first before rebuilding the stadium. See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9346294/
     
  14. Michael P

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    I realized that too late.

    So there could be a "Utah Saints". That team has to go somewhere, they say the population of New Orleans will be only half what it was before Katrina. Would there be enough fans to continue supporting an NFL franchise? I would hope the relocated fans would stay loyal, no matter where the team plays.

    Mark is right, there are far more important things to do without worrying about sports.
     
  15. reubenray

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    No - The Saints Are Not Going Anywhere.

    They Will Stay In New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Michael P

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    I hope you are right reubenray. I also hope that coverage of their games will be available to the relocated fans (without having to buy the full Sunday Ticket pack). It's about time that all fans get the team(s) they want without having to buy the whole pack.
     
  17. Michael P

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    Well it looks like the Hornets have found a temporary home in Oklahoma City. COX Sports is negotiating a deal to have the Hornets games carried in both OKC and throughout LA. (now if they only included DBS in that deal...)
     
  18. reubenray

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    The main thing to remember about the Saints Season Ticket base (I am a season ticket holder) is that the areas that was damaged the most probably could not afford to buy the tickets anyway.
    I work for a General Contractor that has been rebuilding the old style housing projects. The townhouses that was shown so much on TV during Rita was my jobsite. The lower 9th ward was even pourer than the section we was working in.
     

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