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#1 Racist Cat Lady

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

http://www.wcnc.com/...-173907741.html


Would not expect this to happen....

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

Not enough hotel space to meet minimum requirements, latest figure in city is 4,514 rooms, would need to have 15,500 more in area surrounding city.



http://m.sportsbusin...wl/Hotels.aspx?


The NFL requires host Super Bowl cities to have 20,000 rooms within an hour’s drive.



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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

I didn't think the Charlotte area had the required number of hotel rooms to host a Super Bowl?

Either way, I would rather we field a Super Bowl caliber team rather than Charlotte host a Super Bowl that we don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of playing in.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

anybody have any idea how many rooms we have right now, roughly speaking?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

that's 200 hotels within an hour of charlotte, with an average capacity of 100 rooms. charlotte can't be too far from that, especially if concord is thrown in there.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Prob only way Carolina will see a SB in the future.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

I live in Canada and I flew down to watch a game in Charlotte a few years ago, beautiful city and I loved the whole community feel it had to it.....shitty game I ended up going to though

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Not enough hotel space to meet minimum requirements, latest figure in city is 4,514 rooms, would need to have 15,500 more in area surrounding city.



http://m.sportsbusin...wl/Hotels.aspx?


There are plans for many new major hotels to be built in the uptown area over the next ten years. So eventually there will be enough

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

just did a quick search and found 236 hotels listed within 60 miles of charlotte (roughly an hour.)

that should be right around 20,000 rooms, at an average of 85 rooms per facility. so we'd probably qualify based on that alone. with several years of advance notice there would likely be a rush to improve some infrastructure and transportation (we've already got train systems being installed) and new hotels built. and of course the parking problem would have to be solved. jerry would have to buy up some tracts of real estate near the stadium and build up some massive parking decks.

of course, the whole dynamic of this would change if jerry decided to build a new stadium.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

Yes, it's beautiful here for a outdoor game in early February.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

that's 200 hotels within an hour of charlotte, with an average capacity of 100 rooms. charlotte can't be too far from that, especially if concord is thrown in there.


Yeah concord has a lot. Especially around Concord Mills, and The Speedway. That is only a 20-40 minute drive from uptown depending on traffic. Well less if you take the interstate but I never do. I eith go 49 or 29

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

According to the CVB there are 4,100 rooms within walking distance of the convention center:
http://www.charlotte...sp?charlotte=80

They claim there are more than 30,000 "in the area":
http://www.charlotte...p?charlotte=350

The DNC contracted 15,000 rooms in the region for the convention:
http://www.charlotte...room-blocs.html

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

It will never happen

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

Not gonna happen anytime soon but I do like the city's ambitiousness.