Observations on possible Sugar Bowl '06 locations
Y: Obvious from the facility front, proximity to and relationship with New Orleans, possible reward for all the City is doing.
N: Might be otherwise occupied with relief efforts, Texans games and the Houston Bowl which, IIRC, is being played New Years Eve.
Y: Should be available and well experienced by then if Saints are playing "home" games there. Better tourist location than Houston, IMO.
N: Weaker venue, further removed from NO.
Death Valley; West
Y: Plenty of seating, closest locale for locals, renovations should be done in time for Sugar Bowl, keeps $ in LA.
N: Possible unfair advantage if LSU makes it; College venue with bleachers and limited suites; Will Baton Rouge be ready and viable for all the tourists?
Y: Decent little veneue, still in LA, bowl game experience.
N: Any room in Shreveport hotels for 2 bowls? If you're doing a college venue, LSU is much better option.
Y: Nice town, bowl experienced, possible reward if Liberty Bowl signs with SEC
N: Actual stadium again is average college venue, with the Liberty Bowl game taking place on New Years Eve.
Y: Good venue comparable to Superdome; Nice city able to handle the crowds and accessibility
N: Too distant, again takes tax $ out of LA. Can same city handle 2 New Year's Day bowls?