MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A published report detailing perks the National Football League requests of cities bidding for the Super Bowl has organizers of the 2018 Minnesota game on the defensive.
The Minnesota bid committee released a statement Monday saying it did not agree to every specification in a 154-page document drafted by the NFL. But officials have refused to make their bid proposal public, citing state data laws allowing privacy. The Minneapolis Star Tribune quoted from the NFL document Sunday, highlighting requests free police escorts, billboards and high-end hotel rooms as well as rules regarding vendors and game-day revenue.
The Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee stresses that it will use private fundraising to cover infrastructure and public safety costs associated with the game rather than relying on city or state taxes.