I think this is totally ridiculous. It`s The NFL not the IFL keep in the USA! Superbowl Sunday is something that unites our nation on a cold Sunday for a few hours to watch a game and cheer for your favorite team and even more than that…The team represents a State in the US. I realize that most everybody will watch the super bowl on TV so it does not really seem like a big deal where it`s held but…I just don’t agree. Let the other countries watch on TV or have them fly in and buy tickets. – This whole thing comes down to money, Then you wonder why the players and Franchises are so corrupt. If they MUST play a few games outside the states then by all means lets share our passion for the sport with other countries…But for the Best Game of year I say keep it home. Just a quick rant…
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A future Super Bowl champion may someday be crowned overseas in a game witnessed predominantly by a foreign audience, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
“There’s a great deal of interest in holding a Super Bowl in London,” Goodell told reporters Monday. “So we’ll be looking at that.” The commissioner said London’s new Wembley Stadium would make a great candidate for pro football’s biggest matchup, given the enthusiasm overseas for the game.
The NFL has been expanding its overseas presence for years by televising games around the world. It’s held preseason games in numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada, and in 2005, the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers played the first regular-season match outside the United States.
The game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City drew the league’s largest crowd to date, 103,467.
On Oct. 28, Wembley will host the first regular-season NFL game outside North America. It took just 90 minutes to sell the first 40,000 tickets for the game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. Goodell said event organizers have sold 95,000 tickets in all.
Goodell spoke about the possibility of a British Super Bowl after a luncheon Monday in Scottsdale sponsored by the host committee for the 2008 Super Bowl in Arizona.