Houston submits preliminary Super Bowl bid for 2012

HOUSTON -– The Houston Super Bowl Bid Committee has submitted its preliminary bid to the National Football League for 2012. The NFL confirmed receipt of Houston's bid prior to today's submission deadline.

In accordance with the NFL's bid procedures, cities are required to submit preliminary bids for review by NFL staff prior to final bids, which are due to NFL owners by May 9. In addition to Houston's 163-page bid, the official documents also included the NFL-required bid questionnaire and eight three-ring binders which contained exhibits, contracts and letters of commitment.

"Our bid committee and members of our Super Bowl Bid Working Committee did an outstanding job of preparing our preliminary bid," said John L. Nau, III, Chairman of the Houston Super Bowl Bid Committee. "We look forward to the NFL staff's review and will bolster our final commitment to NFL owners at the appropriate time."

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