After much praise for their Super Bowl XLVI spectacular, Indianapolis has committed to bidding for the chance to host football's finest once again. Friday is the day the Circle City will officially publicize its decision to bid for the 2018 Super Bowl. Indianapolis Colts' owner, Jim Irsay, Mayor Greg Ballard and Governor Mike Pence will make the announcement at 10 a.m. from Lucas Oil Stadium.
There were many naysayers who never dreamed Indianapolis would win the bid for the 2012 Super Bowl. The city made numerous additions and restorations in order to be considered for the big game in 2012. New restaurants opened and fancy hotels were constructed. The city received praise for the close proximity that made the Super Bowl Village a success.
Indianapolis stole the show when they hosted the Super Bowl in February 2012. With an impeccable new stadium and impressive downtown renovations, the city served as the perfect centralized location for such a large-scale event. Super Bowl village became an instant hit, acting as an 'epicenter of awesome'. Indianapolis set the bar high for any future Super Bowl host cities.
Indianapolis has already proved they have the capability to host national sporting championships. The country already knows that our city is a Super City. There is no doubt the Circle City can surpass any expectations. The question now is - how will Indianapolis raise the bar higher?
Ironically Denver has also announced their intention to bid for the same championship. First, they take our beloved quarterback. Now they want to steal our Super Bowl spotlight. Like Indy (previous to 2012), Denver has never hosted a Super Bowl. Indy will face stiff competition as New Orleans and Minneapolis are likely to join the race as well.