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Is Hosting The Super Bowl Worth It?

The Seattle Seahawks will play the New England Patriots this weekend in Glendale, Arizona. (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)
The Seattle Seahawks will play the New England Patriots this weekend in Glendale, Arizona. (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

The mayor of the city hosting Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots says the city needs help shouldering the cost of hosting the football game.

Glendale, Arizona, Mayor Jerry Weiers butted heads with the NFL in the lead-up to the biggest and most extravagant sporting event of the year.

He talks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about the costs and benefits of hosting the game. One benefit is that he finally scored a ticket to the game, just yesterday. Attending the Super Bowl is on his bucket list.

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