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Houston Named As Finalist For 2017 Super Bowl

By: CICELY MITCHELL
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The city of Houston has been named as a finalist as host city for the 2017 Super Bowl. The announcement was made Monday from the Super Bowl bid committee.

It was also announced that former Secretary of State James Baker will lead the campaign to bring the Super Bowl back to Houston.

“The Houston bid for the 2017 Super Bowl will be first-class,” said Baker in a statement.

The city of Houston is seen as a prosperous one when it comes to a strong economy, job growth and diversity. Houston has also seen $2.6 billion in development.

Such projects as light rail expansion and plans to bring a new hotel to downtown Houston are all seen as objectives that will make Houston more appealing in the quest to host the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) and serves as the highest level of professional American football in the United States.

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