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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.