Indianapolis bids for 2018 Super Bowl
by Indiana Public Broadcasting
August 30, 2013
Indianapolis city leaders and sports officials announced today that the city will make a bid to host its second Super Bowl in 2018. The city notified the NFL of its decision this morning before a press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis was praised for the handling of the 2012 Super Bowl, despite being a cold weather city. Colts owner Jim Irsay says the city is up to the challenge again.
Governor Mike Pence touts another Super Bowl bid as a major economic development opportunity.
Allison Melangton (MUH LANG TON) is the president of the Indianapolis Sports Corporation. She says the city is just one on a long list that could bid to host the 2018 game.
Melangton says if Indianapolis makes the short list, a written bid is due to the NFL in April.