The 2014 Super Bowl, to be played outdoors at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, is still more than 2 years away, but that hasn’t stopped Host Committee CE O Alfred Kelly from accepting corporate partners.
So far, Kelly reports that 22 corporations have pledged in excess of $1 million and will serve as vice chairs.
“I think the major story of today, for us, is the naming of co-sponsors,” Kelly said. “No other Super Bowl has had anywhere close to this many sponsors. And we’re 28 months away from the game.”
In addition, the host committee’s logo was officially unveiled and seen below.
The committee is projecting $550 million of economic benefit to the region.
“We are going to be completely up front from day one about the weather,” Kelly said. “It’s going to be February in New Jersey when that game is played. It’s likely to be cold. It’s likely to have snow or remnants of snow or threats of snow and we thought it would be both fun and direct to put the snowflake right into our major symbol.”
The 22 corporate sponsors are, in addition to Verizon who hasn’t name a chair:
Keith Banks Lloyd Blankfein
President, US Trust Chairman and CEO
Bank of America Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Frank Bisignano Tom Conheeney
Chief Administrative Officer Chief Operating Officer
JPMorgan Chase & Co. S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P.
David Cote Massimo d’Amore
Chairman & CEO CEO
Honeywell PepsiCo Beverages Americas
Winston Fisher Jamie Forese
Partner CEO, Sec. & Banking Institutional Client Group
Fisher Brothers Citi
Brian Friedman Mark Frissora
Chairman, Executive Committee Chairman & CEO
Jefferies Group Inc. The Hertz Corporation
Jefferies Capital Partners
Gerald Hassell John Hess
Chairman, President & CEO Chairman & CEO
BNY Mellon Hess Corporation
Paul Tudor Jones II Robert Kapito
President & CEO President
Paul Tudor Jones BlackRock
Michael Kowalski Ralph LaRossa
Chairman & CEO President & COO
Tiffany & Co. PSE&G
David Moross Duncan Niederauer
Chairman & CEO CEO & Director
Falconhead Capital NYSE Euronext
John Paloian Janet Robinson
Chief Operating Officer President & CEO
RR Donnelley The New York Times
President & COO