North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ates the Positive Numbers

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Charlotte Jones Anderson, Roger Staubach and Bill Lively
No doubt tired of taking it in the shorts over the icy weather and the "horrible mistake" involving Cowboys Stadium seating -- the two things over which it had absolutely no control -- the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee this morning sent a sneak peek at some early economic indicators that are "positive" and "profitable." For whom, specifically? Well ... hotels, for one:
According to the Dallas CVB, industry tracker STR Global has reported that the largest 100 hotels in the city showed a collective revenue increase against the same weekend last year of 358% on Thursday, Feb. 3, 549% on Friday, Feb. 4, and 590% for Saturday, Feb. 5. Numbers for Sunday, Feb. 6, were not yet available.
Airports too. Also: Sundance Square:
"We knew that Sundance Square would be an exciting destination to gather for visitors and the local community who wanted to be a part of the Super Bowl festivities," said Johnny Campbell, President and CEO of Sundance Square. "Even with the challenges that the weather presented, Sundance Square's retail and restaurant sales exceeded previous best day ever reports."
The committee's upbeat two-pager follows. Long story short, insists host committee president Bill Lively. "The anecdotal evidence suggests that, despite the obvious obstacles and challenges the region faced Super Bowl week, the event nevertheless was a great success, and likely the largest, most economically beneficial event in the region's history."

Still ... anyone seen Jerry? PRESS RELEASE - Super Bowl XLV, earl results
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"Ancedotal Evidence"
"Ancedotal Evidence"

"The anecdotal evidence suggests that, despite the obvious obstacles......." nothing anecdotal about mistakes and missteps. Bill "leader to Band" Lively..........must be dancing the tune of a different song. While that "weekend" for certain hotels was successful, Bill "Leader of the Band" Lively, has still not 'manned' up to the Host Committee's lack of concern nor measure of responsibility for the stadium fiasco. The Host Committee had boots on the ground at the stadium, why didn't they step forward to stop the wrong? Could it be Bill's new gig at his post Super Bowl venue.....

And to "suggest" through ancedotal information, is really all about nothing.........it may suggest but it is not fact based. Only when you see the "tax dollars" will one get a sense - not definitive, if the Super Bowl had any impact of the region. Watch the hotel tax, sales tax and alcoholic beverage tax numbers after taking into account comparison to prior years and see if the region realized the $600m plus economic impact.

LaceyB
LaceyB

Dude, now that song is in my head, along with the entire "Movie star Pot Bust" sequence from "L.A. Confidential."

And, while we're eliminating the negative here, what's up with all the ad junk below "disqus, tweet, digg, etc."? Apparently, I "have 6 free ringtones" to retrieve. I thought only spam sites did that.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Of course, "anecdotal evidence" is not really evidence at all.

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

What tax revenue? The State of Texas gave all anticipated tax revenue, about $30 million, to the Super Bowl Host Committee about six months ago to use to cover their expenses. There is no tax revenue for the State or local cities. Or, am I misunderstanding what was reported last Fall?

jfpo
jfpo

I don't see any of that. You may have picked up spyware from somewhere else.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/bl...

Not so fast there Captain America !

Forget the locals somehow, Your bunch of Popular Kids pretending to be event planners screwed the pooch when it came to the kids in your own crowd from far away....

LaceyB
LaceyB

I guess if that is all I picked up in Mexico (this time, anyway), I did pretty well, eh?

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