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SAN FRANCISCO REWARDED WITH SUPER BOWL XXXIII
Published November 3, 1994
"The NFL's spread-the-wealth philosophy on Super Bowl sites plucked about $200 million from South Florida's pocket Wednesday as San Francisco won the 1999 game." NFL owners said they were satisfied that a proposed $26M renovation of Candlestick Park was guaranteed. That assurance overcame Miami's advantages in weather and $2M more in projected revenue for the league. A league source said the final vote was 18-10 (Greg Cote, MIAMI HERALD, 11/3). ATLANTA IN 2000? Atlanta Sports Council's Robert Morgan said that Atlanta's hopes of hosting the Super Bowl were boosted with the selection of San Francisco in 1999. Morgan: "I'm not sure owners would have wanted Miami and Atlanta back-to-back." NFL Exec Dir Jim Steeg said the site for Super Bowl XXXIV will be selected next October, with Atlanta bidding against Houston, Miami, Pasadena, Phoenix and Tampa (Len Pasquarelli, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/3). STEPPIN' OUT AT HALFTIME: Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle headline the halftime show of the '95 Super Bowl at Joe Robbie Stadium (MIAMI HERALD, 11/3).