Metro Miami is hosting today’s Super Bowl — and the one in 2010. The game will be in metro Phoenix in 2008 and in Tampa in 2009. The economic impact for the host city is probably $300 million.
NFL officials say that the league’s choice of venues to host the Super Bowl each year is based on one overriding criterion: Where is the best place to go?
I’d argue that St. Louis should be the answer to that question.
The football folks say that they need a facility that can seat 70,000; at least 30,000 hotel rooms; space for two practice facilities; a transportation system; public safety officers with experience at large events; and 8,000 or so willing local volunteers.
St. Louis has those things. And a lot more.