Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Super Bowl Is Risky Business Time

Super Bowl planners in Dallas expect at least 100,000 visitors to the city for this weekend's big game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Managing security risks is one of the greatest challenges. Indianapolis Super Bowl planners have sent a delegation of at least 80 city officials and host committee representatives to Dallas in preparation for the city hosting the 2012 Super Bowl. You may or may not be surprised to learn what 1 in 15 people who will be in attendance for the event in Dallas do for a living according to Risk & Insurance.

The Super Bowl "parties," of course, come in all shapes and sizes, even if some aren't directly under the purview of a corporate risk manager.

An estimated 15,000 pimps and prostitutes are expected to be in the Dallas area because the people traveling to the game are fans of more than football, according to local media reports. Petty theft abounds during these events too.
You can bet that group of attendees will never be mentioned by Indianapolis' Super Bowl planners touting the event's benefits to the city.


american patriot said...

Gary, have you looked into what happens if we don't have a superbowl next year? I know an exact accounting of how many tax dollars are going towards this is hard to figure, but do we get the game in 2013 if the strike / walkout happens?
Our loss will pale to the $4 billion the TV networks will have to pay the NFL, please excuse me if I don't shed any tears for them.

Gary R. Welsh said...

No, we are SOL if the Super Bowl does not take place next year because of a player lockout. The 2013 venue has already been chosen. It will return to New Orleans. The 2014 venue has also already been chosen and is New York.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

I wish all you whiners would just shut up! It's only TAX DOLLARS! It's not like it's REAL money or anything.
Besides, don't you read the paper? That event will bring $$GAZILLIONS$$ of dollars here, we'll all get rich, we will be famous, and healthcare will be free!
/s off

artfuggins said...

As long as they pay their taxes. Too bad Indiana does not have a tax on services. No different than the Democrat or Republican National Conventions.