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Staubach to head Super Bowl XLV bid committee

DALLAS (Jan. 25, 2007) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach was selected to chair an effort to bring the Super Bowl to North Texas.

The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Bid Committee wants the game to be played at the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington in 2011, two years after the venue is scheduled to open.

Bids must be turned in to the NFL by April 2. Team owners will review the bids and decide the venue in May.

"With tens of thousands of people expected to travel to the site of Super Bowl XLV, the economic impact would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars for our region," the former Dallas Cowboys star said in a news release.

Construction started last year for the 75,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium, two years after Arlington voters approved paying for half of the original $650 million price tag by raising sales, hotel and motel, and car-rental taxes.

Arlington, between Dallas and Fort Worth, is also home to baseball's Texas Rangers.

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