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Plan for North Texas regional sports commission falls apart

The idea to create a regional sports commission to help North Texas attract future Super Bowls and NCAA Final Four tournaments has failed.

North Texas Super Bowl Committee spokesman Tony Fay confirmed Tuesday that there was simply not enough time to create a regional commission.

Fay said Host Committee President Bill Lively and other members including chairman Roger Staubach abandoned efforts to start a regional commission about a month ago.

One of the top host committee executives Tara Green had been expected to lead the regional commission. On Tuesday, it was announced that Green will be taking an executive position with the firm that operates the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

"We are the only region of our size without a sports commission," Green told the Star-Telegram in May. "The Super Bowl has given us the regional dialogue that we didn't have before, and we have a sense of urgency because the Final Four is right around the corner."

Members of the host committee are in the process of completing their final duties.

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