Cuse2000 Posted December 2, 2003 Share Posted December 2, 2003 NFL Chief Unveils 2005 Super Bowl LogoRON WORDAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - With fireworks and lasers going off behind him, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue unveiled the logo for the 2005 Super Bowl: a red bridge spanning a river and the words Super Bowl XXXIX superimposed on the water.Tagliabue said he expects a successful Super Bowl here because of the character of the community, which had the drive 10 years ago to land an NFL franchise."In 14 months, the opportunity to perform will again be seized by this community and acted upon in an extraordinary fashion," Tagliabue said.Jacksonville, because of a lack of hotel rooms, was initially considered unlikely to get a Super Bowl. But organizers came up with the idea of docking cruise ships in the St. Johns River to use as floating hotels, along with dining and entertainment facilities.While there are always last-minute details with any Super Bowl "to give you chest pains. We don't see anything of concern," Tagliabue said.The Feb. 6, 2005, game is expected to have a $250 million economic impact.Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton said the NFL and the Jaguars have given Jacksonville a sense of pride."The NFL is a great venue to tell the Jacksonville success story," Peyton said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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