Arizona cities pay for slices of $uper Bowl pie

Super Bowl XLIXBy Beth Duckett, The Republic |

The estimated $500 million economic impact from next year’s Super Bowl in Glendale comes at a price for some Valley cities.

Several cities and tourism agencies in Maricopa County plan to kick in at least $2.5 million to Arizona’s Super Bowl Host Committee, which is driving Arizona’s plan for Super Bowl XLIX.

In exchange, they expect to receive marketing and promotional efforts meant to attract tens of thousands of visitors for the weeklong extravaganza, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into Arizona’s economy.

The NFL championship game will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Regionally, the host committee has asked for $3 million.


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