When the city hosted Super Bowl XLVI, some would say Indianapolis raised the bar to another level. The Circle City stole the show in 2012 with an impeccable new stadium and impressive downtown renovations.
After they submitted their initial bid, many never believed the city would not be capable of hosting such a prestigious event. However, Indianapolis served as a perfect centralized location for the championship game. With their Super Bowl Village concept, downtown Indianapolis quickly became dubbed the 'epicenter of awesome'.
Due to the success of their first run, Indianapolis decided the timing was right to bid for another Super Bowl. Back in August, Indianapolis became one of seven cities to submit an official bid for Super Bowl LII. The other cities Indianapolis competed with at the time were New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis and San Francisco.
On Tuesday, the list of possible hosts for Super Bowl LII was narrowed to three. The remaining contenders are Indianapolis, Minneapolis and New Orleans. The final decision will be announced in May 2014.
For more information on the three finalists, please view Super Bowl LII Host Finalists.