KTRU Tuesdays: Super Bowl Logistics

On News Master 3 from 1974, there is an interview with an unnamed man talking about the upcoming Super Bowl. He lays out the logistics concerning the big game at Rice Stadium and even how much the NFL paid to use the space.

If you can identify the mystery voice, please let us know.

Image from: “Super Bowl 1974 football game at Rice University, aerial view.” (1974) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/75401.

4 thoughts on “KTRU Tuesdays: Super Bowl Logistics

  1. In the interview, Red (I agree with Nancy on the voice) said the NFL contract gave Rice $25K for the use of the stadium while Rice would keep the concessions and parking money, the value of which, Red said, would depend “on the weather, the crowd and so forth.”

    A front-page article in the Jan. 10, 1974, Thresher (https://scholarship.rice.edu/bitstream/handle/1911/66648/thr19740110.pdf?sequence=1) said the entire Super Bowl hosting deal was “said to be worth upwards of $250,000.”

    It would be interesting to know what revenues Rice actually took in due to hosting Super Bowl VIII.

    Also, near the end of that Thresher article, Rice Communications staffer Bob Brewster said Rice had a chance to get the 1978 Super Bowl (SB XII, which ended up at New Orleans’ Superdome; Tulane hosted SBs VI (1972) & IX (1975)). I wonder how those negotiations went.

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