Hoosiers Prepare Super Bid for Super Bowl
August 30, 2013 — Officials representing the Hoosier State say they are setting their sights on hosting a second super bowl in the Capitol.
Set against the backdrop of the Indianapolis skyline the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts along with city and state leaders announced they’ve notified the NFL of their intent to submit a bid to host Super Bowl 52.
Former professional football Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday, Colts owner Jim Irsay and Mark Miles who led the City’s previous Super Bowl bid announced today that the City will compete to host the game again in 2018.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says officials notified the National Football League on Friday and are already preparing to compete against top notch cities like Denver, Tampa, Minneapolis and New Orleans.
While Indy was praised for its exemplary Super Bowl showing in 2012, officials say it will take a mighty effort to convince the NFL to bring the game to the Circle City again. The NFL will narrow the applicant list by October after which finalists will be asked to make formal presentations.
Indianapolis Sports Corporation President Allison Melangton says today’s action starts a long process to host the Super Bowl. She says if Indy makes the short list of host site finalists, then the Super Bowl Bid Committee will work on a written bid which is due in April.