Because Ford Field just hosted a Super Bowl in 2006, it probably won't happen in the foreseeable future, but Lions vice chairman Bill Ford wants to bring America's Game back to Detroit at some point.â†µ
"We'd love to have it back, and we are going to bid on it again," Ford said.â†µ
"I think it's fair to say there is a pretty large degree of skepticism about Detroit holding a Super Bowl," Ford said at a breakfast in Royal Oak to kick off the Woodward Dream Cruise, "and people were blown away about Detroit as a host city."â†µ
With the Super Bowl already booked through the 2014 game, 2015 is the first year Detroit could even bid for it again. The problem is that Miami and Tampa Bay are involved in bidding for it seemingly every year, and I'm sure Glendale and some of the other recent hosts will want to get back in on it as well. The other issue for Detroit is that with so many new stadiums being built, they are jumping to the top of the list, so it could be some time until Ford Field gets another chance to play as host for the game.â†µ
The other factor that could keep Detroit from hosting the Super Bowl is that the 2014 game will be played in New Jersey at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Much was made over how this is going to be the first cold-weather Super Bowl, and although the game would not be played outside in Detroit, you can bet a lot of people will not want another cold-weather city getting the game soon after the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl. Although it would be great for Detroit to get another chance to host the big game, I think it could be a while before that actually happens again.