If the NFL goes for another cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl, is Gillette Stadium the preferred destination?
Multiple media reports say it could happen. On Arbella Early Edition, Gary Tanguay discussed the possibility with Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe and Andy Gresh of 98.5 The Sports Hub.
"I don't know if the infrastructure would be in place," Gresh said. "Philly is ready. They have the infrastructure."
Gresh wondered if it would be a joint venture with Providence if the game were in Foxboro. "Would it be co-city branded? How do they reconcile that?" he asked.
"Downtown Mansfield [Mass.]?" Ryan joked.
"It's a lock," Ryan said. "Bob Kraft wants it. He'll get it."
Super Bowl sites are booked until 2017 (Phoenix, San Francisco, Houston), and, Gresh said, the 2018 game will probably be in Minnesota, where a new Vikings Stadium will host it.
That leaves 2019. Are you ready, Boston?
"My advice to the Krafts, be careful what you wish for," Tanguay said, adding that Kraft said this week that they would need 30,000 hotel rooms to host it and that includes Hartford, an hour and a half away from Foxboro.
"No disrespect to Providence, but it's gotta be in Boston," Tanguay said. The Krafts need to make sure it's got to work. You don't want a Jacksonville on your hands [where the accomodations were criticized in 2005]. One thing you don't want to do is throw a party and have it be a bomb."