SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you’re wondering what Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was doing at Super Bowl 50’s Media Night in San Jose, wonder no more.
She masqueraded as a correspondent for Inside Edition but her secret mission was to convince the National Football League (NFL) to bring Super Bowl 51 to Manila.
And it worked. The NFL announced today that next year’s Super Bowl will be held at the Philippine Arena, just a few miles north of Manila.
Before you wonder once more how Super Bowl could be held in a city that does not even have a team in the NFL, think again:
Super Bowl 50 is being held at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, headquarters of the 49ers who are not even in this year’s championship game. (Not to mention San Francisco which is hosting Super Bowl City when the game is not even being held in The City.)
The Philippine Arena is one of the largest, if not the largest, indoor arenas in the world.
Imagine all the spectacle and possibilities of Super Bowl being held indoors in a country where everything is more fun.
It will make the Super Bowl a truly international event, unlike baseball’s World Series which is, in reality, only a North American Series.
SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The countdown has begun for Super Bowl 50 which will be held at the Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, February 7.
Preparations are at fever-pitch — in San Francisco!
No, that wasn’t a typo.
Yes, the Levi’s Stadium is located in the City of Santa Clara, but The City by the Bay is hugging all the spotlight for this monumental sports event.
San Francisco is holding its own Super Bowl. In fact, it has transformed a wide patch of the city into what it calls “Super Bowl City.” There will be concerts, game viewing, street parties, vendor extravaganza, and what have you.
This has prompted the City of Santa Clara to file a law suit in district court seeking damages to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars for lost revenue and media attention.
Santa Clara City Manager Julio Fuentes told The Adobo Chronicles that San Francisco was malicious in stealing the limelight from Santa Clara and that it has robbed the city government as well as local businesses of potential revenue expected from the influx of football fans.
“I’ve encountered many people who thought that the 50th edition of the game was being held in San Francisco,” Fuentes said, adding that “it is only fair that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and his cohorts be made to pay for their misdeed. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the City of Santa Clara, and San Francisco robbed us of the glory.”
SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – In an investigative report that recently aired on NBC Bay Area, commercial pilots are claiming that the lights from Levi’s Stadium during evening games are posing a serious threat to airline safety for planes landing at nearby San Jose Mineta International Airport. Pilots describe the stadium lights as so ‘blinding’ they can’t see the airport runway.
Reacting to the report, the City and County of Santa Clara has banned all evening football games or concerts at Levi’s Stadium, citing airline safety.
For 49er fans, this would be the end of Monday Night Football as we know it.
Santa Clara has allowed one exception to the ban, however, since Levi’s Stadium is host to the 2016 Superbowl. On that Sunday, commercial airlines will be banned from landing at the Mineta aiport between 5pm and midnight.
Passengers scheduled to arrive February 7 at that time in San Jose are advised to contact their airlines.
This may go down in history as the worst planning ever for a U.S. football stadium.