Who hosts the NFL super bowl? What happens if the Super Bowl host is in the Super Bowl? When is it most favourable to host? What are the criteria used in choosing a host? One may wonder.
The ‘When’ Aspect
Being the annual championship of the National Football League, the Super Bowl should promptly respond to the ‘when’ aspect regardless. However minimal the advantage on home teams, weather and practice conditions are often considered in choosing a date when the championship is held. NFL is always advocating for neutral weather except for playing on snow if the teams were used to it. While the vote mostly favours warm weather conditions, the championship’s location has been in a cold climate like the several in Minneapolis and Detroit. For the cases where harsh weather affects planning, contingency measures are put in place like the use of closed stadiums and in severe cases postponing the game to a further date.
Deciding Where the Super Bowl Will Be Held
Knowing where to host the game falls under the auspice of diverse factors. Conducted through franchises, a vote is made three and a half years before the game has been awarded. In recent times awarding a Super Bowl is becoming a reward to owners of a city’s franchise that have developed new stadiums.
While the advantages of hosting are more for the host city, strict hosting conditions have to be met before being recognised as host. It has to be determined whether a contesting city has the necessary infrastructure (transportation, hotels, etc.). The advantages are often more rewarding, which is why most host cities can provide what is required for the event, especially those in a favourable neutral climate.
In summary, the impact is more on the host city than on the game itself. It is spearheaded by the crowd response, economic implications, practice manoeuvres, and stadium quality, selecting where an NFL Super Bowl is particularly impact-based.