AZ. host committee passes on 2014 Super Bowl

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's Super Bowl Host Committee has decided to punt instead of go long for a chance to host the NFL championship in Glendale in 2014.

The six member host committee announced Thursday it would try for a 2015 Super Bowl instead.

The head of the host committee Mike Kennedy said they passed on 2014 because of financial burdens facing the state's business and political community.

Arizona lost to New Orleans in a bid last year to host the 2013 Super Bowl. Two years ago, Arizona came up short in a bid to host the 2012 game.

The Arizona host committee's decision leaves Tampa, Miami and New York City in the 2014 Super Bowl hunt.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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