The Super Bowl and Pro Bowl will be in Arizona for 2015? In the news this week the NFL are considering moving the Pro Bowl out of Honolulu, Hawaii and to Arizona for 2015. This is going to hopefully improve the overall revenue of both the special games this year. Both the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl have been hurting for money, not meeting the expectation that were set by the previous years. The league is still deciding if this will be a good move for the NFL . Because of this controversial bill still hanging over head in Arizona. The Senate Bill 1062, would allow companies to refuse service to gay customers.
Will the Super Bowl be moved out of Arizona?
Super Bowl XLIX is scheduled for Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. This bill will play a huge factor in if the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl will be in Arizona for 2015. If they decided to not hold the Super Bowl in Arizona then the NFL will also move the Pro Bowl out of state too. This will be a major factor in seeing if business around the Glendale Stadium will be able to stay in service. The Pro Bowl is planning on having the games the Sunday before the big Super Bowl game. This
Can Arizona handle all this amount of Press?
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is running around in circles on this Senate Bill 1062. Jan Brewer has until midnight on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 to determine if the bill is going to be active for Arizona businesses. Jan Brewer is being heavily pressured by local and national business leaders to veto. Will Arizona governor Jan Brewer sign or vote bill? This is a big question that we are all asking and crossing our fingers wishing for a positive anwser to this on going problem.
“They want to create an environment where they can bring more fans to it and get more of a revenue-generating experience for the NFL, doing that in Hawaii, because of how far you have to get so much of your fan base, it’s tough. But if you do it in the states where it’s a significantly shorter flight and a less expensive flight, just the investment of getting people to the game – the feeling is as long as they can maintain the competitive nature of it, they can really turn it into a revenue generating experience.” ~NFL
“Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” Aiello told azcentral.com. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do so should the bill be signed into law, but will decline further comment at this time.” ~ Pete Dougherty reports for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“We haven’t made any decisions on next year’s Pro Bowl.” ~ Greg Aiello, an NFL spokesman
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SUPER BOWL and PRO BOWL in ARIZONA for 2015?