The Star Tribune has a great piece on the Super Bowl LII bid that the Twin Cities put together and what the NFL demanded of the various bid groups before they could truthfully compete for the right to host the Super Bowl.
Before listing what the NFL required of the host committee, a few things should be noted:
- The host committee only agreed to accommodate a “majority” of the demands
- US Bancorp will pay $30 million of the cost of the accommodations that would normally be public costs
- The host committee believes that the whole of the cost of these accommodations will be met privately, at no cost to the city
- It’s still kind of shady because the city did not see the demands that the host committee agreed to
- My guess is that the city will likely be in talks with the host committee to determine what they will and will not accommodate
- What they end up agreeing to will likely end up being exactly the same as what they would have agreed to if they could have seen the demands
- I still don’t like it because the city should, as a rule, see what is being agreed to on their behalf
The Star Tribune has the entire set of demands listed on the article linked (if you’ve hit your limit on articles viewed, just view the article in “privacy mode”), but the demands are 150+ pages. Instead, you can look below at what the Strib ID’d as the most interesting requirements.