That all changed during a red carpet event at the Arizona Biltmore.
"I would like to present you with two Super Bowl tickets I hope you enjoy the game," said Terry Bradshaw.
It was a red carpet moment for Mayor Weiers, in his hand two tickets to Super Bowl 49.
"That means an awful lot to me and my wife, I will try to pay it forward, we are going to write a check for the value of these tickets to the Shriner's Transportation Charity," said Mayor Jerry Weiers.
It initially appeared the Mayor would not be attending the Super Bowl at all; he was vocal about how money the security costs for the big game is costing his city.
"The state is benefitting from all of this, the state should also step up and help with some of the cost... our city has to get it right 100% of the time, bad guys only have to get it right once," said Weiers.
As far as beef with the NFL or the Bidwells the Mayor said "I don't have a problem with the NFL, I never have I've never had a problem with the Cardinal's organization... I would have the Super Bowl every year, and I say that with all sincerity."
Modell Sporting Goods donated the tickets to the Mayor, which have a face value of $1,500 per ticket. He was given the tickets on the red carpet of the Friar's Club Roast of Terry Bradshaw.