Subject: Critics Wrong on Super Bowl City
In my opinion, it was presumptuous of San Francisco to even host Super Bowl 50. As I remember, San Francisco’s NFL team — the 49ers — left for Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara a few years ago. The team is now the Santa Clara 49ers or the South Bay 49ers some 50 or so miles from San Francisco. Why wasn’t Santa Clara the host city? Meanwhile, we San Franciscans endured street closures and major gridlock. The Super Bowl was played on February 7, yet the road closures will be in effect until February 12. The NFL should at least reimburse San Francisco for the cost of hosting the event — estimated to be about $5 million — as proposed by SF Supervisor Jane Kim.
Ralph E. Stone
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