Saturday, July 11, 2009

Miami To Host Super Bowl 2010

For hardcore American football fanatics and everything that is American football, all roads lead to Miami, Florida. For a record 10th time, the major South Florida City is given the privilege to host Super Bowl 2010, one of America’s greatest sporting events. That said, this will be the first time the game will be played in Continental United States for the first time in three decades.

Other major cities have contended for the chance to hold the Super Bowl 2010 to their turf- Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. As a matter of fact, the 2010 Super Bowl was originally awarded to New York City provided the city can come up with a new stadium. A stadium was built, but it did not pass the necessary requirements to get the government’s approval and Olympic bid. NFL executives voted to have the Pro Bowl in Miami via a simple majority on the third ballot.

Football in Miami will be a great deal to the sport. The last Super Bowl, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, has reflected a great following of the event. The 50,000-seat stadium in Hawaii was overflowing with fans. NFL organizers see a spike of ticket sales if the event is held in Miami, which houses the 72,000-seat Dolphins’ home stadium.

Another exciting news for American football fans is that majority of the tickets are priced lower than $100. A great news indeed in this economically battered times. NFL events analyst projected more than 150,000 fans will flock to Miami for the 2010 Super Bowl. Quite obviously, placing Pro Bowl in Miami makes American football more accessible to large fan bases.

As for the teams, I see the Arizona Cardinals making a great run in this event because of Larry Fitzgerald. The guy is a juggernaut once the ball is in the air. A clear indication of his talent and promise is when he set new records for receptions, yards and touchdowns in a single postseason last year. New England Patriots also have a great chance in the 2010 Super Bowl with Tom Brady returning behind center. Another promising club is the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have a great lineup for both offense and their impressive defense can win them games even without scoring.

Miami is the seat of the Miami-Dade County, which is also the most populous county in the state of Florida. Boasting a tropical climate, Miami is also one of the most frequented cities in the United States by tourists, as evidence by the number of hotels and other Miami vacation rentals and packages. Stable economy is quite visible in the city, indicated by the presence of business headquarters, particularly in the shipping and cruise industry, and large concentration of international banks. Also, Miami was named as "America's Cleanest City" by the Forbes Magazine for its year-round good air quality, wide green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs.

Needless to say, Miami is a great venue for such event. The place has already hosted the championship games quite numerous times already and each time was a grand success. And it’s quite fitting too. It has been 10 years since the last Super Bowl was held Miami. With all the beaches and fine weather, expect a spike in people coming in not just for the Super Bowl, but for some fun in the sun and sand as well.

Speaking of the people coming in, there are lots of great accommodations that abound in Miami. Top class Miami Vacation rentals include the Continental Oceanfront South Beach Miami, which boasts of a serene atmosphere and comfortable ambiance. Another great accommodation for tourists and fans is the Royal Palm Hotel South Beach. Located in the Art Deco District of Miami, the Royal Palm provides great access to key facilities and areas of interest in the city. You should also look at Holiday Inn Miami Beach and day Thunderbird Resort for accommodations less than $100.