Would Six Flags sponsor a college bowl game?

Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:20 AM
I came across this article about Tueday's New Orleans Bowl and found this mention of an amusement park company interesting:
But it's here to stay, and Tuesday's successful game -- Conference USA's Memphis beat the Sun Belt Conference's North Texas 27-17 -- should be an intriguing steppingstone for the future of the bowl.

For one, representatives of several potential corporate sponsors, including a clothing company and an amusement park company, attended.
Here's the link to the story:


Anybody have any guesses on the amusemnt park company? *** Edited 12/18/2003 3:21:30 PM UTC by IndyRick*** *** Edited 12/18/2003 3:22:31 PM UTC by IndyRick***

Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:53 AM
Well, SFI does have a brand new park (for them it's now, LOL) in the Nawlins metro area....seems like a good way to boost the park's profile.

P.S. The game was actually quite competitive, and Memphis just *iced it* late...good matchup!

Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:32 AM
Maybe it was Dixie Landin'. ;)

I'd be surprised if SFI sponsored a bowl (aside from the cash problem) since almost all of their parks are closed for at least the next three months. The advertising would go to waste. But I wouldn't be surprised if the Busch parks, Universal or Disney got in on the sponsorship action. I remember seeing clips of my Fighting Illini at one of the Florida parks prior to a bowl game... you know, before they were 1-11.

Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:33 PM
Hopefully they would just sponsor it and not manage it. If they managed the game I can see garbage all over the field, half of the officials would be unattentive and leaning on the first down sticks. The goal posts would have chipped paint and be bent. The teams would not have the full 11 players, plays would be "stacked" and it would set a record for the most delay of game penalties in football history. There would be no security on hand so fans would be running all over the field and cutting in front of the players. The game would have to feature the 2 worst college teams in the land. It could be called Six Flags Over the Toilet Bowl.
Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:37 PM
You would wait in line forever for the food outlets, only to pay $6 for a hot dog on a stale roll. And $4 for bottled water. If you are lucky, the weather would be cold, and you can get a $7 luke warm hot chocolate.

Then you find your seat is broke, but the graffitti has been covered up by chewing gum.

Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:44 PM
Very solid Agent Johnson!
Thursday, December 18, 2003 2:23 PM
And it would be more cost effective to only have one team play while the other team sits in the locker room.
Thursday, December 18, 2003 3:19 PM
the Six Flags New Orleans Bowl..... Well, lets hope the GP don't mix them up ;)
Thursday, December 18, 2003 3:35 PM
Look at it this way.... For an extra cost you could by a Lo-Q, and the people with the money wouldnt have to stand in lines at the concession stands or the womens bathrooms!!

1ej *** Edited 12/18/2003 8:35:42 PM UTC by 1EyedJack***

Friday, December 19, 2003 3:16 AM
Parking would be $75, $72 for season ticket holders, and $70 for preferred parking.

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