Super Bowl XLIV awarded to Miami
The game will be played at Dolphins stadium in 2010.
I will watch the game at home like I've done with all other Super Bowls. Only once, for Super Bowl XVI did I ever come close to attending one of these games. That was between Cincinatti and San Francisco, and my father used to do payroll and bookkeeping for Harness horse driver Ted Taylor. Taylor was the brother-in-law of Bengals owner and founder Paul Brown.
Taylor received tickets for the game and asked if my father wanted to attend. I would have loved it back then, but my father passed on the event. Super Bowl XVI was played in Detroit, not a favorite place for my father to visit in January. Or any other time of the year.
DAVIE - South Florida came up with a victory Thursday morning when the NFL announced that Super Bowl XLIV would be staged at Dolphins Stadium in 2010.The announcement was made at the owners meeting near Detroit.
South Florida is already hosting Super Bowl XLI in 2007.
This will be the ninth Super Bowl held in South Florida, the fifth at Dolphins Stadium. Only New Orleans has served as the host city as many as nine times.Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga, CEOs Joe Bailey and Bryan Wiedmeier are expected to be available for comment later today.
Atlanta, Houston and Miami made a final pitch for the marquee event at an NFL owners meeting in Romulus, Mich., a Detroit suburb about 25 miles from Ford Field, where the next Super Bowl will be played.
Atlanta and Houston entered the vote as favorites because Miami already had been picked for the 2007 game. After 2010, Miami will top New Orleans' record of nine for hosting the most Super Bowl games.
The 2010 Super Bowl originally was awarded to New York on the condition that a new stadium be built for the Jets. Those plans, however, fell through.