Yet another marquee event that Mayor Bloomberg can forget about ever seeing in Manhattan.
Pssst. Heard about Tiger Stadium reopening for the Super Bowl?
Nope, not for football.
But Detroit’s most beloved abandoned structure is scheduled to be back in action for a few days before the big game — as the site of Bud Bowl, an entertainment and beerfest that serves as a major promotion for Budweiser.
No one is ready to make an official announcement, but various city officials, Super Bowl XL planners and people associated with Budweiser said this week that Tiger Stadium will be hopping during the first week in February.
“Bud Bowl” is not a sanctioned NFL event, said Ken Kettenbeil, spokesman for Detroit’s Super Bowl host committee.
The stadium is owned by the City of Detroit. Al Fields, the city’s chief operating officer, confirmed Budweiser is renting the stadium for Bud Bowl, which he called a “tented event” to be held on the same spot where Ty Cobb, Al Kaline and Willie Horton once played.
Hopefully, Jon Solomon can research the location of next year’s Lingerie Bowl before I get scooped on that, too.