Reports: Indy To Make Another Super Bowl Bid

Posted On July 18, 2012
Super Bowl XLVI

Lucas Oil Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVI last February.

(Undated) – After the success seen last February, the City of Indianapolis may try for another Super Bowl.


An official announcement is expected to come Wednesday morning at a press conference to discuss the economic impact of the city’s first Super Bowl. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Governor Mitch Daniels and leaders of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee will be part of the conference.


The city will reportedly make a bid for the 2018 game, The Indianapolis Star reports by citing multiple sources with knowledge of the city’s plans.


Indianapolis received widespread positive reviews for its job hosting Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. The host committee estimates the championship game brought 116,000 visitors.


The economic impact was estimated at $151.7 million from visitors local spending and local businesses working on the Super Bowl and related events, the Star reported.