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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