The vast majority of fans who travel to Green Bay for Packer games travel from other parts of Wisconsin. Most neither need nor want hotel accommodations, and most will have their own transportation.
Where would you put potentially 40-50,000 people coming to Green Bay from out of state? How would you get them to Green Bay? How would you get them around town? And what the hell would they do there apart from the game itself? They wouldn't all fit in the casino and I can't think of any other attractions.
"She would constantly try to throw [Coach Jeter] off and create distractions," said another source who worked in the athletic department and no longer is at UWM. "All the time. It was bad. I felt bad for him all the time. I told him, 'You're a bigger man than I am.' It was brutal. Sabotage was in the cards." -- From the JS story, March 17, 2016
They have enough bars in GB to suffice, and sometimes that's all you need.
If the point to lure the championship game is to have a winter version of spring break then I guess that's a selling point but Jim Delaney isn't going to be sold on local establishments selling towers of beer.
If you look at the SEC and Bevo Conference, their games are played in MAJOR markets/cities as well as being located close to a geographic center amongst the teams in the conference. The Longhorn conference is more difficult to accomplish this considering the NFL stadiums are in either the 2nd northern most state (I'm not including CU or NU since they'll be gone in a year) or the southern most state but considering Texas controls the conference anyways, it's close to Austin and that's all that matters.
The city of Chicago/Soldier Field has hosted a World Cup and was a finalist for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Ford Field has hosted a Super Bowl AND Final Four within the last four years.
Indianapolis/Lucas Oil Stadium already hosts the B10 Bball tourney, hosted the Final Four this past year, will host the Super Bowl in '12 and will host another Final Four in '15.
Lambeau Field has hosted the Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic...once.
Needless to say, there's no logistical reason why Lambeau should be strongly considered.
Post by Black PantherU on Jul 18, 2010 20:34:05 GMT -6
I think that Ford Field is going to remain the MAC Championship's stomping ground. If the Big Tenwelve wants a title game in an NFL dome, Lucas Oil is the obvious choice: the stadium itself is better, the immediate area (and not so immediate area) around downtown Indy is infinitely more attractive than downtown Detroit, and you have a decent mid-point for the Big Ten fans; Detroit is much closer to the eastern members than the western members.
I will say this though, the thought of Cornhusker fans flooding Detroit is a funny one.
There's been word that the WAC has offered Boise St to re-join the conference w/out penalty. If this is true AND it happens, the MWC is all but eliminated from football relevance and it takes a major hit baseketball wise too. TCU will need to abandon ship and fast!
Post by Pantherholic on Aug 18, 2010 19:13:03 GMT -6
Well it looks like I posted a little too soon. Fresno State and Nevada are MWC bound. I heard the remaining WAC schools had to pay a $5M buyout if they left after BSU jumped so this will be interesting to see how this all pans out.