Major sports events bring joy to the world. Sometimes they are also highly controversial. This can happen for many reasons. Some countries use sports to wash their image. Other events suffer from terrible logistics. But they all leave people shaking their heads.
In this article, we’ll look at 25 such sports events including everything from the Super Bowl to the Olympics. Many of them were outright failures. Check out the list below via Bleacher Report.
25. Super Bowl XXXIX
Jacksonville is a fine city in Florida. However, it’s not the perfect venue for major sports events. It was a surprise selection for the 2005 Super Bowl. They didn’t have the infrastructure for thousands of visitors. In the end, it was a disaster (via Orlando Sentinel).
There weren’t enough hotel rooms for 100,000 people. Jacksonville resorted to cruise ships because they couldn’t accommodate everybody. Meanwhile, New York taxi drivers who drove South made a fortune because the city didn’t have enough cabs.