Organizers of a bid to have the 49ers host Super Bowl L in 2016 announced Monday that they have already raised more than $30 million for the event and will contribute a quarter of that total to local
Members of the Bay Area Super Bowl Bid Committee made the announcement as they prepare to make a presentation to the 32 NFL owners at a meeting in Boston on May 21. The committee last week submitted its bid to the owners to have the Super Bowl at the 49ers’ new $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara in 2016.
Daniel Lurie, the committee’s chairman, said the fundraising total “is probably two times what we anticipated raising going into May 21” and includes pledges from companies such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Yahoo and Google.
Mayor Ed Lee said donating a quarter of that money to local charities “can reflect what I think the NFL really wants to do with these events, which is show our values.”
San Francisco would host many of the events leading up to the Super Bowl, according to the committee.
Lurie said the costs of putting on the events add up to about $40 million, so the committee is continuing to raise money.