Fans of the annual February boat show in Miami who live outside the area may not be aware of an issue facing the 2016 show, but its big news in South Florida.
The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee on April 1 submitted its bid to host the 50th anniversary National Football League championship game, dubbed Super Bowl L since the game uses Roman numerals to denote each edition of the game, at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium in 2016.
Included in that bid is a plan to host most — though not all — of the core game activities in Miami-Dade County rather than Broward County, said Rodney Barreto, the committee’s volunteer chairman.
The bid also references three possible February game dates as the National Football League requires. The dates include Presidents Day weekend, which — if the Super Bowl were held then — would put it on a collision course with the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which also would be held that weekend.
“We have not backed down on our position,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, the Miami show manager. “We feel it would be a real negative for the Super Bowl to step on top of the 75th Miami International Boat Show in 2016.”