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02/09/2011

Fort Worth mayor: 'Dallas came to Fort Worth to party'

The Fort Worth City Council used part of the pre-council meeting Tuesday to take stock of Super Bowl week. With ESPN as an anchor in Sundance Square, officials hoped to show off Fort Worth on a world stage. Mayor Mike Moncrief believes that happened despite the bad weather.

And once the skies cleared and the temperature rose, Sundance Square started making money for businesses and tax collectors alike.

"I think you all would agree when that weather changed, Dallas came to Fort Worth to party," Moncrief said. "I don't think any of us have seen that many people in our city core before."

Moncrief and his council colleagues were also pleased not to be the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL, both of whom have been the subject of criticism for temporary seating that wasn't ready on game day.

"There were some things we couldn't control, like the seating issue," Moncrief said. "We can't do something we know nothing about. But it's not Fort Worth that's in the headlines now."

-- John Henry

 

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