What is a Super Bowl worth? Good question

What is the Super Bowl worth to Detroit? Darren Rovell discovers it might not be as much as the city thinks it is.

Updated: February 2, 2006, 12:03 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- When Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick took the oath of office for a second term less than a month ago, he said Detroit's role as host of Super Bowl XL and the revenue the game is expected to generate would key elements in turning around the city's reputation for crime and poverty.

The National Football League gave the game to Detroit in part as a reward to taxpayers who fronted $125 million of the building costs for Ford Field, which opened in 2003. But it isn't clear that hosting a Super ...

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