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NFL CONFIRMS THAT SUPER BOWL XXXIII WON'T BE IN S.F.

     The NFL announced yesterday Super Bowl XXXIII, originally
scheduled to be held in San Francisco, will be held elsewhere,
according to the S.F. CHRONICLE.  The city will still host a
Super Bowl, but when that will happen "is still up in the air."
After a weekend meeting with Mayor Willie Brown, 49ers President
Carmen Policy and S.F. Convention and Visitors Bureau President
John Marks, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue agreed to let San
Francisco host the Super Bowl a year after a new stadium is
built.  The NFL says, ideally, the game would be played in 2001
or 2002.  Brown and the 49ers are negotiating how to finance a
new stadium.  Some sources say an announcement could come this
week, others say longer (S.F. CHRONICLE, 3/19).  The NFL is
expected to address the 2001 and 2002 Super Bowls at its annual
meeting in October.  Finalists for '99 and 2000: Atlanta,
Arizona, L.A., South FL and Tampa (Clark Judge, SAN JOSE MERCURY
NEWS, 3/19).  Vikings President Roger Headrick says there is a
good chance the Metrodome could be the site of the 2002 Super
Bowl if the Twins get a new baseball-only stadium (Minneapolis
STAR-TRIBUNE, 3/17).
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