WWNO News Reports
11:17 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

New Orleans to Host Super Bowl

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Ray Nagin issued a statement immediately following the announcement, thanking government, business and non-profit leaders for getting behind the city's application to the N-F-L. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the game will generate $350 (m) million dollars. A University of New Orleans economics review says that the Super Bowl attracts people with lots of money to spend, like corporate executives. The Louisiana Restaurant Association said the Super Bowl is outstanding news, even in current conditions of smaller expense accounts. The last time the city hosted a Super Bowl was 2002. A key factor in the 2013 decision for the NFL was the 25-year lease the Saints made with the state to keep playing in a renovated Superdome through the 2025 season. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming