Source: NFL begins exploring Super Bowl XLIX relocation options
The NFL moved its 1993 Super Bowl from the Phoenix area to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., in reaction to Arizona voting down the effort to establish a state holiday in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the fall of 1990. After the King holiday measure passed in 1992, the NFL awarded its 1996 Super Bowl to Tempe’s Sun Devil Stadium.
I live in the part of Arizona where I can literally see California from my office, but my state seems to be threatening to renew its vows as the most bassackward, bigoted state in the union. I didn't remember that they lost the 1993 Super Bowl, but I did remember their resistance to MLK Day. Hopefully, Governor Jan Brewer vetoes this abomination of a bill. She's mostly awful, but has a moment of reasonability once in awhile. The best thing I can say about her is that she's more of a corporate shill than she is a batshit insane ideologue.
It sure would be nice to be able to drive 3 hours to see the Broncos win the Super Bowl next year.