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Houston among four finalists for 2009 Super Bowl


Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

The NFL was so impressed by the show Houston put on for Super Bowl XXXVIII that commissioner Paul Tagliabue vowed the game would return to the city. It might happen as early as 2009.

Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Tampa Bay have been selected as finalists to host Super Bowl XLIII. Jacksonville, Detroit, Miami and Phoenix will host the next four games.

The 2009 site will be awarded at a meeting of the league owners in May.

"There's still a lot of work to do, but we're as pleased as we can be to be among the finalists," Reliant Park president Shea Guinn said. "You'd like to think the success we had here last time would help push us to the forefront to have this opportunity."

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