County sets June deadlines for Astrodome proposals
Houston Chronicle - almost 5 years
From left to right: Judge Ed Emmett, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Super Bowl bid chairman Ric Campo speak during Wednesday’s Houston Super Bowl news conference. (Billy Smith II/Chronicle)
There was a little bit of a punchy moment during this morning’s press conference in downtown Houston to discuss the city’s winning bid for Super Bowl LI in 2017.
As a reporter asked a question about the fate of the Astrodome, Houston Mayor Annise Parker playfully distanced herself from the podium, before returning to it. Then Harris County Judge Ed Emmett insisted the fate of the Astrodome was not connected to Houston receiving the Super Bowl.
“The Super Bowl was awarded based on a bid that had nothing to do with the Astrodome,” Emmett said.
Houston Super Bowl Bid Committee Chair Ric Campo said when pressed he would say Houston had a Super Bowl in 2004 with the Astrodome standing and it won’t be a problem again.
“Something needs to happen with it and they believe fundamentally that th...
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