McNair thinks city should lead Houston Super Bowl bid

McNair thinks city should lead Houston Super Bowl bid

Credit: Taylor Wiley / KHOU.com

The Houston Texans routed the Cleveland Browns, 30-12, at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

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Associated Press

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 4:52 PM

HOUSTON -- 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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