Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Statement on Anti-Gay Bill, SB 1052

ARIZONA—(ENEWSPF)—February 25, 2014. We share the NFL’s core values which embrace tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination.

In addition, a key part of the mission for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is to promote the economic vitality of Arizona. On that matter we have heard loud and clear from our various stakeholders that adoption of this legislation would not only run contrary to that goal but deal a significant blow to the state’s economic growth potential.

We do not support this legislation. Instead, we look forward to continuing to promote the NFL’s values while focusing on the economic momentum apparent in Arizona and capturing the positive worldwide attention associated with hosting Super Bowl XLIX.