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San Diego's Super Bowl attraction

Steve Bosh, KUSI NEWS

Friday, February 5, 2016

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"First of all there's gonna be tourists in town anyway during the month of February and so what the Super Bowl does is sort add a little cream and froth already on top of the base," said Erik Bruvold, head of National University's Think Tank.
Bruvold said Super Bowls are important, but hardly an economic windfall.
"It has a slight positive impact, but no where near what the promoters say," he said.
Bruvold said much of the money that is made will go to private businesses, hotels and restaurants, not the government agencies and cities that foot the bill for hosting the game.