Northwest Ohio Stadiums
The final two stadiums that would be perfect for the bubble are located in northwest Ohio and are separated by just a highway. The two stadiums that play host to the Battle of I-75 between Bowling Green and Toledo would fit the bill for what the NFL would need.
Although Bowling Green won the battle on the field this past season 20-7, this is something the two schools could work together to pitch the idea of.
Bowling Green’s Doyt Perry Stadium is a similar story to Kent State’s Dix Stadium, being older but frequently updated and sits about two hours from Columbus. Another turf surface would also allow for the additional wear of another weekly game.
Something also to note is that the NFL would have to compensate for the use of the facilities, which would be a great way for the MAC schools to make up the money lost from the Big Ten and other conferences going to conference-only schedules, like the over $2 million that BGSU lost from not playing Ohio State and Illinois.
About a half-hour north is another stadium that would work well for the NFL to use. The Glass Bowl that is home to the Toledo Rockets that meets all the needs of putting on an NFL game and also has a turf surface.