Ross Wants To Pay For Stadium Upgrade Lambeau Field Expansion Cost Rises $25M Lions Ownership Staying In Ford Family Jets Hire Ian Lasher; Brian Matthews Joins NFL Bills Raise Season-Ticket Prices Questions Arise On Soldier Field Expansion Lions' Suh Could Negotiate Own Contract Jags Unveil '14 Season-Ticket Campaign Chicago Exploring Soldier Field Expansion Bills Move Toronto Game Back To Buffalo
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Published January 25, 1995
"With hordes of media from all over the country on hand and millions of people focusing their attention on it all week, Super Bowl XXIX would appear to be the ideal spot for San Francisco and San Diego to do a little self-promotion," writes Wendy Tanaka in this morning's SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER. But neither city has planned any marketing efforts at home or in Miami. Officials from both cities said marketing their respective cities during Super Bowl week would be "pretty much a wasted effort." Officials claim that both game-goers and TV viewers "are too focused on the game and on partying to pay much attention to tourism pitches." Laurie Allison, Nat'l PR Manager for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, points out that coverage of the teams will provide "essentially free advertising." Although not in town to push his city, San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan is in Miami talking with NFL officials about marketing plans for Super Bowl XXXIII, slated to be played at Candlestick Park in '99 (SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, 1/25).