Gila River Tribe's hotel booked for New York Giants
The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona is hosting the New York Giants for Super Bowl XLII.

The NFL booked the tribe's Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort for the Giants. It's the first time in Super Bowl history that a team has stayed on a reservation.

The reservation might have been hosting the Super Bowl had history turned out differently. The tribe proposed to build the new Arizona Cardinals stadium but another location was selected.

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation also bid on the stadium, where the Giants will face the New England Patriots on Sunday. The tribe is an official marketing partner for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

"They jump-started our whole fundraising effort,'' Host Committee president Bob Sullivan told FoxSports.Com. The tribe operates a casino, hotel and two golf courses.

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