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Super Bowl’s effect on AZ, after the weekend

Glendale mayor Jerry Weiers has publicly talked about how he doesn’t expect Glendale to profit from the 2015 Super Bowl. Weiers cites losses the city faced after hosting the 2008 Super Bowl, and expects potential profits to be drawn away by the bigger names of Phoenix and Scottsdale. After the construction projects and blimps disappear, Glendale could be facing up to $3 million in losses.

In spite of the mayor’s ambivalence, Glendale has seen new businesses open in time to serve Super Bowl crowds, including four new restaurants and a spa.

Read more about Glendale’s Super Bowl ambivalence at ESPN.