DFW Cities Seek Reimbursement For Super Bowl Costs

ARLINGTON (AP) – Dallas, Fort Worth and cities in between have asked the state for reimbursement of security costs and other local expenses from this year’s Super Bowl in Arlington.

The Packers beat the Steelers 31-25 during the Feb. 6 game at retractable-roof Cowboys Stadium. An ice storm, electrical outages and travel delays plagued North Texas the week before the game.

City documents show Fort Worth is requesting nearly $2.3 million from the Major Events Trust Fund for expenses ranging from police and fire personnel to snow removal.

Dallas is requesting about $3 million. Arlington is seeking at least $715,000. Irving is asking for nearly $688,000.

The Super Bowl Host Committee is also expected to cover some of the local expenses, including a more than $1.9 million reimbursement request from Arlington.

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One Comment

  1. Rick McDaniel says:

    So much for “it generates revenue for cities”.

    Pro sports is a complete and total waste of resources, and time.

  2. Reeper says:

    Why should my taxes benefit something that didn’t benefit me in any way except leave me in the cold when the power went off to save some on my electrical bill?
    Hit up the people who made the profit off the game and provided the game, not taxpayers. Sure it might have added some funds in from taxes, yet that should be pure profit for the state that saw more pollution, etc. from it. Who pays for the bouncers at night clubs, the clubs. So who pays for the bouncers at games, those putting it on.

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