Bill to keep Super Bowl contracts hidden for 10 years passes Senate

Mar 26, 2024 | Political News

A bill that would allow Tennessee’s Department of Tourism to hide negotiated contracts for a potential Super Bowl and other events for up to 10 years was amended and passed the Tennessee Senate.

This means the legislation will go back to the House for approval before it can be sent to Gov. Bill Lee for approval.

“The NFL is very good about keeping relevant in the news cycle,” said Sen. John Stevens, R-Huntingdon. “Even though players aren’t playing and games aren’t going on, they are constantly dribbling out information so that, when you turn on SportsCenter … they’ll have their announcement on something.

“… That’s good for the taxpayers of Tennessee and that’s good for the state.”