Super Bowl XLV was marred by bad weather and a seating fiasco. Despite that, the chairman of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee expects the NFL's big game to return to North Texas one day.
Roger Staubach said Monday night it might be a few years, but the Super Bowl will return to Cowboys Stadium.
"I think we'll definitely get another one here," Staubach said at an event honoring the 40th anniversary of the 1971 team's victory in Super Bowl VI. "I don't know when. The NFL is more involved now in telling the cities when they can get in. I'm not sure. The process has changed a little bit, but we'll get another one here. It turned out to be a great venue. We had a little bad luck there with the seats, [but] that wasn't the host committee's [fault]."
Super Bowl XLVI will be held in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. New Orleans will host in 2013 and New York in 2014. It likely will be 2017, at the earliest, before the game returns to North Texas. The 2016 Super Bowl is the 50th anniversary of the game, and Los Angeles, which hosted Super Bowl I, could get that game.
"I think they were going to save [that one] for L.A.," Staubach said. "But I don't know what's going to happen out there [for] 50. I don't know when they're going to bid on 50. I think we'll get one between 50 and 53 or somewhere. We'll be in there, if I had to guess."
-- Charean Williams