Who is the Host Committee?

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I’ve already talked about the Super Bowl Bid Committee, but what happened next?  Once North Texas was selected to host the game, it became the job of the Host Committee to take over.  It includes many of the original bid committee members, but the Host Committee is much larger.  Most cities in the past have had about 50 people and business leaders on the Committee.    We all wanted this to be much more inclusive than previous Host Committees, so the North Texas Host Committee ended up with approximately 250 business and government leaders, people from education, transportation, and others from across the region.  We wanted our Super Bowl to be a vehicle telling everyone about how great the whole North Texas region is.  Bill Lively says the game is going to be played on the 50 yard line of I-30 – with Dallas and Fort Worth as the end zones. 

The Committee also has within it special committees such as the Legislative Committee, Volunteer Services, and the Mayor’s Council.  The good thing is that these are not just honorary members. The attendance at Committee meetings averages 216 people – so it is a big, active group.

As part of the whole year of activity, the second concert in our series was this past weekend at the Winspear.  I got to introduce Sting, I reminded myself not to say “Stung”, and it was a great show – just like the Faith Hill concert was at Bass Hall.  I heard we had been trying to get Erica Badu, but apparently her shooting schedule was too busy!

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