Super Bowl Bid Committee on Monday released a statement regarding the NFL bid specifications document obtained by the Star Tribune and published in Sunday's paper.
The statement is more of the same: The Super Bowl will benefit the Twin Cities and we're not saying anymore. It's a dry read. For more amusement go to #superbowldemands on Twitter. The tone's a bit more irreverant.
When Roger Goodell enters a room, all mayors/girl scouts/beer vendors must kiss his ring and say "Thank you, Godfather". #
Mike Tolzman @mtolzy
<The statement below was released by comms people from both the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings on behalf of the "Super Bowl Bid Committee," which was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton.
For Immediate Release June 9, 2014
STATEMENT FROM THE MINNESOTA SUPER BOWL BID COMMITTEE
While the Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee did not agree to all of the NFL’s Super Bowl bid specifications, the competitive bid remains private. It is important to note, however, that through the Host Committee’s fundraising efforts, the private sector will cover any additional costs for the Super Bowl. Neither the city nor the state will be responsible for additional public costs such as increased security, public infrastructure or police.
The bottom line is that by hosting the world’s marquee sporting event, we have guaranteed that 100,000+ visitors will descend on this community, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and significant tax revenues to the state. Furthermore, the game will allow us to showcase this region to more than 100 million people around the world and will help secure other major events moving forward.
Super Bowl Bid Committee Co-chairs:
Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO, Ecolab
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Former Chair and CEO, Carlson Companies
Richard Davis, Chairman/President/CEO, U.S. Bancorp
Super Bowl Bid Steering Committee Members:
Lester Bagley, Vice President of Public Affairs/Stadium Development, Minnesota Vikings
Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair, MSFA
Michael Langley, CEO, Greater MSP
Rob Moor, CEO, Minnesota Timberwolves; Chair, Meet Minneapolis Board of Directors
Melvin Tennant, President and CEO, Meet Minneapolis