Jan 26, 2014 1:07 PM by Associated Press
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - As Glendale prepares to host the Super Bowl next year, city officials and sports executives are lobbying the state to help offset costs.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1aVmjgO) Glendale city leaders and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee have been working separately to get state funds to help stage the Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.
State Rep. David Gowan submitted a bill last week that would benefit Glendale.
The bill proposes the state reimburse public-safety costs for cities hosting large events.
Meanwhile, the Super Bowl host committee and other business groups are joining efforts to get financial backing for responsibilities tied to hosting major events.
Representatives from Glendale and the host committee say state funding is crucial if Arizona wants to keep playing host.