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Mayor Fung Wants to Bring the Super Bowl to Foxboro

Calls for Providence to be host city, formation of host committee of government and business leaders.

Cranston, R.I. Mayor Allan W. Fung at a new business opening. The mayor, also a candidate for governor, pitched the idea of bringing the Super Bowl to Foxboro on Tuesday. (Photo: Fung for Governor via Facebook)
Cranston, R.I. Mayor Allan W. Fung at a new business opening. The mayor, also a candidate for governor, pitched the idea of bringing the Super Bowl to Foxboro on Tuesday. (Photo: Fung for Governor via Facebook)
Cranston Mayor and Rhode Island Republican candidate for Governor Allan W. Fung today pitched the idea of bringing the Super Bowl to Foxboro, Mass., by forming a "host committee of business leaders, mayors and other government in the region."

The announcement was posted on the mayor's Facebook page and in it, he said the host committee could "assist in any and all efforts Rhode Island could do in order to help Mr. Kraft bring the Super Bowl to Foxboro in 2019."

The arrangement would make Providence the host city — much like how New Jersey hosted the game but New York was the host city this year.

"Rhode Island would be the perfect host city for the Super Bowl," Fung said. "We have beautiful hotels, amazing retail shops, great restaurants, and most importantly, direct access to Foxboro Stadium with our commuter rail and taxi stop in Providence." 

Fung said leaders from Commerce RI (formerly the state Economic Development Commission) could join forces with various chambers of commerce and the convention and visitors bureau "to come together with business leaders in our state and assist the patriots and the NFL with a vision of what Rhode Island truly has to offer."

So what do you think of the idea?
Bob February 04, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Thinking like a true politician...But Mayor....in addition to all the positives you mentioned please don't forget our pot holes, terrible roads. litter, stabbings, robberies and gun play every night....that would be quite an attraction now wouldn't it...
Neil February 04, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Did anyone bother to do any research before coming up with this ridiculous idea? Gillette Stadium is miles from Providence and Boston. There are barely enough hotel rooms in Providence to host a convention let alone a Super Bowl. The NFL is not interested in hosting more cold weather climate Super Bowls and did it in New York because a new stadium was built. What next, suggesting Providence host the Olympics? How about some real ideas to create jobs and save the economy in RI?
nicole fine February 04, 2014 at 09:22 PM
The best idea ever, maybe not. BUT at least he thinking outside the box and trying to come up with ideas. Neil, what have you done lately?
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Becca February 05, 2014 at 06:28 AM
He needs to worry about the City of Cranston that employs him! And the police dept. that is in disarray thanks to the dirty dozen that created the *^%$ Nevermind the Superbowl! PRIORITES Mayor Fung!
Neil February 05, 2014 at 07:15 AM
Last time I checked Miss Fine I wasn't running for office. Meanwhile my business taxes in Cranston continue to go up, up, up! What I am paying now is obscene! And this Mayor is campaigning on RI, open for business? This is the idea he comes up with to help RI, hosting a Super Bowl in Massachusetts? You call this thinking outside of the box. That's one small box!
2ferskippy February 05, 2014 at 12:52 PM
are you gonna help them get the best rooms at the new casino`s too. and of course nass. limo service.are you moving if you loose??
2ferskippy February 05, 2014 at 12:53 PM
even Fung moving to mass.
Charles February 05, 2014 at 02:17 PM
This sounds like a Linc Chafee idea similar to gay marriage and illegal immigrants saving Rhode Island's economy. How did that work out. I had to read the story twice. Comparing RI to NY City. lmao
Becca February 05, 2014 at 04:44 PM
All BS

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