Controller: San Francisco nets $2 million from Super Bowl

May 9, 2016 6:58 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The controller's office reports that San Francisco netted nearly $2 million from hosting the Super Bowl, with money coming largely from hotel taxes generated by visiting fans.

Mayor Ed Lee praised the analysis released Monday, saying that co-hosting February's big game was a major boost for the city.

But several supervisors disagreed, saying that the city barely broke even for a corporate party that clogged city streets and hurt small businesses. The report estimated that Super Bowl related events cost police about $4 million and the city's public transit system about $2.5 million.

The hotel tax generated more than $6 million.

About 1 million people attended Super Bowl-related events in San Francisco, including a week-long fan festival along the city's waterfront.

The game was held in Santa Clara, California.

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