Indianapolis a FINALIST to host Super Bowl LII
On the heals of the success of Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, questions began to be asked about the possibility of Indianapolis hosting another Super Bowl event.
It was announced today (source: WTHR.com) that Indianapolis has been named a finalist to host Super Bowl LII (52) in the year 2018 along with New Orleans who is hoping to host it's 10th Super Bowl and Minneapolis who hosted their loan Super Bowl in 1992.
"It is very gratifying the NFL asked Indy to submit a bid to host Super Bowl LII. Indy's reputation for hosting great events is unmatched. I have no doubt our team will put forth an exciting plan to host another Super Bowl that will make the NFL, its owners, and football fans around the world very proud," Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said in a statement.
"We are extremely excited to move forward in the 2018 Super Bowl process. The 2012 Super Bowl had a tremendously positive impact on Indiana and our community is ready to produce a compelling bid for 2018. Our competition is stiff, but we look forward to showcasing the strengths of our community and earning the right to host Super Bowl LII," said Indiana Sports Corporation President Allison Melangton.
Other cities who submitted bids were Dallas, Miami and Tampa. A decision on the 2018 game will be made in May 2014 at the NFL Meetings in Atlanta.