Host committee back to work Monday

February, 7, 2011
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DALLAS -- When North Texas was awarded Super Bowl XLV, the goal was to become part of the NFL’s rotation for the championship game even if there is no official rotation.

President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Bill Lively said, “What brought the game here the first time will bring it back again. That’s Cowboys Stadium. All of our work was important but there’s no doubt in my mind that what got the game was the stadium.”

The host committee dealt with several tough circumstances mostly because of ice and snow storms and bitter cold that affected most of the country last week. It led to some inconveniences and complaints that were laid at the feet of the committee even if it had no control.

“I think the NFL and the world will forgive North Texas for the weather,” Lively said.

For Lively the work does not stop. He and his staff will go through the process of filing reports of what worked and did not work so well this time around. By the end of March, he and his wife will go on vacation.

“Are you ready for this? We were going to Egypt,” Lively said. “We’ve wanted to go to Egypt for 20 years now and we’re not going to go to Egypt now. We might go to Waxahachie now. I’m not sure where we’ll go.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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