Jay parry is the president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, and he is charged with putting on events surrounding the Super Bowl.
"We believe this has been a fantastic week for Arizona to showcase ourselves to the world," said Parry. "Just say what a fantastic place it is to live and work." "We've gotten phenomenal feedback from media from around the world, [and] from the NFL; everybody's really pleased with how it's gone."
"The biggest challenges were seeing how we could bring something innovative to [the] Super Bowl," Parry said. So that's one of the reasons we created Verizon Super Bowl Central, which is the largest fan fest Super Bowl has seen. "Its 12 blocks campus is free for all of our residents to come down."
Crews started taking apart Verizon Super Bowl Central after it closed at 3:00 p.m. today, but Parry is already talking about "next time."
"We will absolutely do it again," says Parry. "In fact, we will begin planning for our next bid to receive our next Super Bowl, that can't happen fast enough, we think." "Super Bowl locations are already determined through 2018, so the next Super Bowl awarded will be 19 whether its 19, 20, 21, we hope to be in the regular rotation."
Parry says just because the Super Bowl might be gone from Arizona, it doesn't mean their work is done.
"San Francisco and the Bay Area is already hard at work on Super Bowl 50," Parry says. "We've met with them multiple times about our best practices, what we've learned in our process. We'll do a debrief with them after the weekend and also pass along all those lessons."