From Council Vice President Fielkow Statement
Re: 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans
New Orleans, LA - May 19, 2009 - "Today, the City of New Orleans and the entire State of Louisiana received the wonderful news that we will be hosting a record 10th Super Bowl in 2013. The National Football League's decision reflects enormous confidence in the future of our great city and is a testament to the resilience, passion, and dedication of those who came back to, moved to, and invested in post-Katrina New Orleans. The economic impact of the 2013 Super Bowl, representing hundreds of millions of dollars, is a tremendous shot in the arm for our community.
Many individuals and groups need to be thanked for today's announcement, but special thanks go out to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL owners, Mr. Benson and the entire Benson family, the Saints organization, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and its CEO Jay Cicero, presenters Rod West and Stephen Perry, and representing members Bob Brown and Ron Forman. Kudos to each of them on a remarkable job!"