McNair thinks city should lead in Super Bowl bid

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 24, 2012

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 05: NFL Commissioner Roger Roger Goodell (L) talks with Houston Texans owner Bob McNair beofre the game with the Indianapolis Colts on October 5, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Texans are playing their first home game of the season due tothe effects of Hurricane Ike. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair says the city should take the lead in trying to land the Super Bowl. On Wednesday, Harris County Sports Convention Corp. chairman Edgar Colon said the county and Reliant Park plan to bid on the 2017 Super Bowl. Reliant Stadium hosted the 2004 Super Bowl, two years after the Texans joined the league. McNair acknowledges that Houston is not considered a vacation destination, which has often been the case for Super Bowl sites. He says attracting a Super Bowl ''is really a city effort'' and the Texans won't have much involvement. But he says if the team performs well over the next few seasons that could enhance Houston's chances.
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