Indy On Verge Of Bidding For Super Bowl LII With Deadline Looming
The city of Indianapolis' Super Bowl Host Committee "will decide by Friday whether to pursue a bid for Super Bowl LII in 2018 and so far sees nothing that would deter" it from "trying for a repeat performance" after hosting the game in '12. Indiana Sports Corp. President Allison Melangton said, "No red flags at this point." Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard "appears confident the city can succeed with another Super Bowl bid, particularly given the positive reviews it received" the last time it hosted. The NFL's deadline for potential host cities to "submit a letter of intent" for the '18 Super Bowl is midnight Friday, with the league set to "reveal a short list of finalists by October." Minnesota and Atlanta "could complicate matters for an Indianapolis bid because those cities will soon open new stadiums" for their respective NFL teams (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 8/25).