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Santa Clara enters Super Bowl sweepstakes, and NFL puts the squeeze on

Thursday, January 10, 2013

After luring the 49ers from San Francisco, Santa Clara was giddy at the chance of hosting a Super Bowl in 2016 or 2017. Now the prospect doesn’t look quite as rosy, thanks to a slew of financial give-backs the NFL is demanding in order to consider a bid. The Mercury News’ Mike Rosenberg says the NFL wants big chunks of tax revenue and deep discounts to lease the stadium (shown here under construction) and other facilities—and it wants a commitment from the city in a few weeks.

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