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11-04-2012, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by HockeyH3aven View Post
If only there was a way to magically make more hotels appear....Perhaps by building a state of the art one downtown with ice rinks? Or a brand spanking new billion dollar retractable roof waterfront stadium?
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Combined, the Sabres, Hamister and Benderson projects could add 419 hotel rooms to the downtown inventory of 1,796 rooms, which represents 19.6 percent of the total 9,163 in Erie County, according to data by Smith Travel Research of Nashville.
From this article http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/p....html?page=all

This article explains the requirements to make a bid(not win a bid mind you) for the Super Bowl. At least 19,000 hotel rooms that require three- or four-night minimum stays, including rooms for both teams and NFL personnel.

http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpt...n-a-mega-event

Buffalo would need almost double the current capacity to even make a bid for the Super Bowl. What you suggest would barely make a dent in that requirement. So no, Buffalo is lightyears away from even qualifying to make a bid to host the Super Bowl. And even if they did, they'd have the cold weather stigma to overcome(not just for the game being outdoors) in winning said bid. A new convention center and/or stadium with a few ice rinks and hotel simply aren't enough. To say Buffalo hosting a Super Bowl someday is a pipedream would be an insult to pipedreams.

Cities like Miami and San Diego are even being left out of the bid winning process because of their aging stadiums. The competition to host the game is outrageous. Jacksonville's hosting of the game was considered a failure by most in the industry.


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