Dallas South to get up close look at Super Bowl XLV planning as Shawn P. Williams selected as part of North Texas Host Committee

Readers of Dallas South will have a unique perspective of the North Texas Super Bowl as I am honored to announce that I will be part of the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. In addition to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the North Texas Host committee consists of over 200 business, civic, cultural, education, and religions leaders from throughout the community.

The Host Committee will meet four time annually, and our first meeting was held last week. In that meeting it was announced that for the first time, the NFL has designated an NFC and AFC Championship City for Super Bowl XLV. Dallas will serve as the NFC Host city, while Ft. Worth will be the AFC Championship City.

There are many reasons that the North Texas Super Bowl will be the biggest ever, besides the biggest host committee ever assembled. A couple of examples would include the North Texas budget vs. that of Tampa which hosted the most recent Super Bowl.

The Tampa host committee had a budget of around $8 million, while North Texas is working with a $30 million budget. Also, Tampa had about 5,000 volunteers for their Super Bowl where North Texas expects 10-12,000 citizens to help with the production. In the end, the North Texas Super Bowl will generate millions of dollars in economic activity for this region.

Super Bowl XLV will also include an unprecedented 12-month countdown designed to bring the Super Bowl experience to North Texas families, companies, and organization. A Super Bowl Concert series will be the cornerstone of the countdown, with three major productions featuring internationally renowned entertainers and artists.

The first concert will take place at the Bass Performance Hall in Ft. Worth, with the second performance presented in Dallas’ Winspear Opera House which is currently under construction. The grand finale will occur at the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington prededing the Cowboy’s first come game of the 2010 season.

As information becomes available regarding this historic event, I will make it available on Dallas South as soon as I can. And rest assured I’ll solicit volunteers from the Dallas South family (get in early by commenting on this post).

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