Houston to bid on 2012 Super Bowl

January 30, 2008 9:11:25 PM PST
Texas could host back-to-back Super Bowls if the NFL accepts Houston's bid to hold the 2012 game at Reliant Park.Government officials and business leaders announced the bid Wednesday, saying Houston can offer more stadium seats, convention center space and parking spots than any other Super Bowl site.

More than 100,000 people visited Houston when the city hosted the Super Bowl in 2004. The event generated more than $300 million for the local economy, said Greg Ortale, president and chief executive of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Dallas Cowboys will host the 2011 Super Bowl at the team's new stadium in Arlington. This year's game will be played Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

Houston also hosted the 1974 Super Bowl at Rice Stadium.
Related: Bob Allen blogs about why Houston won't get the game

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