Apple Chips in $2M to Help Offset Tax Payer Super Bowl Expenses

Apple, Google, and several other tech companies have chipped in US$2 million each to help defer taxpayer costs for Super Bowl 50, which will be hosted in San Jose. The contributions are part of a $40 million fund started by the Super Bowl Host Committee.

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Along with helping keep down tax payer costs for the event, and the new stadium that comes along with it, the companies will get Super Bowl publicity and their own private Super Bowl suite, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Intel, Yahoo! and several other companies have also donated $2 million each to the fund.

The Levi's Stadium where the Super Bowl will be played is scheduled to open in eight weeks, and the game is still 20 months out. Apple hasn't said how it plans to use its publicity or private game suite.