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Bay Area Firms Pledge Millions For San Francisco Super Bowl Bid

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SANTA CLARA (KCBS)— The Bay Area Super Bowl Committee will travel to Boston next week to personally present their bid for the 50th installment of the big game and they’re getting pledges from local-based companies like Google, Apple, Gap, Intel and Yahoo in order to seal the deal.

$30 million has been raised so far according to Daniel Lurie, the bid chairman, who said the goal is to bring Super Bowl 50 or 51 to the area.

Lurie was pleased to announce 25 percent of the revenues from the game will go back into the community. The charities set to benefit would target those living in poverty, especially youth.

Mayor Ed Lee spoke at Monday’s news conference held along the Embarcadero, which would be the main street for the game’s hoopla despite the game being played at the new Niners’ Stadium in Santa Clara.

“I know that the NFL owners are going to be extremely appreciative of this bid package,” Lee said.

Lee said he’s not taking anything for granted unlike former Mayor Willie Brown who’s certain San Francisco will get the nod for the bid in Boston.

“Believe me. I’ve spoken to a couple of my friends,” Brown said.

Levi’s Stadium should be ready for NFL games by fall of 2014. The final decision comes next Monday in Boston.

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