Super Bowl 2012/2018 Blog Posts

NFL must reward Indy if it wants city in future Super Bowl hunts

May 21, 2014
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Did NFL officials and team owners use Indianapolis merely to push the stakes for the 2018 Super Bowl higher for the other bidders? If they did, that trick won't work again.
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NFL owners seating chart offers few friendly faces for Colts

May 20, 2014
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NFL owners always sit in the same place at every meeting. And they often sit by friends and allies. But the Colts aren't seeing as many allies as usual, as neighbors Minnesota and New Orleans also vie for the 2018 Super Bowl.
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NFL owners meetings resemble school cafeteria scrum

May 18, 2014
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While the NFL owners meetings are all about big-boy business, the seating arrangement is decided by a tradition more akin to one you'd find in a junior high cafeteria.
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Indy's Super Bowl bid posse ready to roll out secret speaker

May 15, 2014
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The bidding for the Super Bowl has become so hyper competitive, cities have become super secretive about their bids. Indianapolis officials on Monday are promising to unveil one of their secret weapons in the city's bid to win the 2018 game.
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Verizon brings Super Bowl-tested system to IMS

May 14, 2014
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As part of a 13-month long project, Verizon Wireless installed more than 200 antennas to improve cell phone service at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the system went live May 10, the big test will be May 25.
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NY Super Bowl huge moneymaker, but can't top Indy for atmosphere

February 5, 2014
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Two Indianapolis-based companies help NFL score record Super Bowl merchandise sales in New York. But one local business executive calls this year's big game massively expensive.
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Local firms ready for record Super Bowl windfall

January 17, 2014
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MainGate will operate 34 Super Bowl stores in New York and New Jersey around the clock, and Lids has brokered a deal with the NFL and Macy's to run the biggest Super Bowl store ever. League officials think merchandise sales at this year's Super Bowl could top $50 million.
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Super Bowl volunteers to get paid

November 19, 2013
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Indianapolis utilized 8,500 volunteers to host the 2012 Super Bowl. Not one of them got a penny for their time and effort. That might not be the case if Indianapolis wins its bid to host the Super Bowl in 2018 or any other year.
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New Orleans declares itself favorite for 2018 Super Bowl

October 9, 2013
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New Orleans columnist says "Good luck to Indy. You'll need it."
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Indy needs bigger pile of corporate cash to win 2018 Super Bowl

August 30, 2013
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Indianapolis Super Bowl Bid Committee officials said Friday they’ll need to raise $5 million more in advance corporate and private donations for the 2018 game than they did for the 2012 Super Bowl.
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Super Bowl guru wants BioCrossroads-type effort for Indy sports

May 1, 2013
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Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton is challenging local sports industry leaders to "think boldly" and help Indianapolis become an international sports mecca.
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Big Easy writer says Indy should drop '18 Super Bowl bid

April 30, 2013
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Within three weeks, Indianapolis should know whom it faces in its bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The bidding for the next three Super Bowls is bound to be competitive. And a little ugly.
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Indy's competition for 2018 Super Bowl getting ridiculous

February 1, 2013
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As many as eight cities are lining up for a shot at hosting the 2018 Super Bowl. Indianapolis officials should expect some team owners to line up against them and some of their opponents to fight dirty to win this lucrative prize.
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NFL steals Indy's Super Bowl idea, but shelves its moniker

January 25, 2013
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The NFL is mandating a Super Bowl Village-like experience for all host cities starting this year in New Orleans. League officials think they have a better way to brand the concept. But do they?
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Local leaders letting glow from 2012 Super Bowl fade

January 23, 2013
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Though Allison Melangton has been tagged to lead the effort to bring the Super Bowl back to Indianapolis in 2018, she has no plans to take a page—or even a paragraph—from the 2012 bid.
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Super Bowl guru now looking to score Olympic gold for Indy

January 9, 2013
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The Indiana Sports Corp. is making a bold bid to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials inside the cavernous Lucas Oil Stadium. And that's just the beginning of the ambitious plans the organization's new CEO is drawing up.
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Miles facing toughest challenge with IndyCar

November 21, 2012
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Building trust between the IndyCar paddock and front office is fine. But that bridge will lead to nowhere unless new Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and IndyCar Series and IMS boss Jeff Belskus can build an audience for the sport.
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Melangton honored as one of top 40 women in sports biz

October 25, 2012
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Indiana Sports Corp. CEO Allison Melangton made a list of 40 top women in sports business published this month. She's the only one on the list working for a local sports commission.
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Two locally hosted sporting events score national recognition

October 4, 2012
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The inaugural Big Ten Football Championship and Super Bowl XLVI, both held at Lucas Oil Stadium, were recognized as ‘Event of the Year’ in their respective categories at the SportsTravel Awards held Oct. 4 in Detroit.
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Colts take big risk with new in-stadium offering

August 10, 2012
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NFL monitoring wireless offerings at Lucas Oil Stadium as one of five test sites before signing a leaguewide telecommunications deal. Colts new app and in-stadium content could be big tests.
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Stadium size, hotel space to be issue in Indy's bid to host 2018 Super Bowl

July 19, 2012
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League sources say a stadium with capacity below 75,000 will have difficulty landing a future Super Bowl. Even after expansion, Lucas Oil Stadium is 3,000 to 5,000 short.
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Irsay clears air, says Super Bowl could return by 2016

May 2, 2012
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Colts owner isn't demanding a downtown hotel, nor is he trying to twist arms to get his way. He, like a lot of people here, wants another Super Bowl and is relaying the best information he has to make sure the city has the best shot at getting it.
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Colts' Irsay touches hot button with hotel issue

May 1, 2012
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It's true, you don't build a church for Easter Sunday. Here's another truth; Indianapolis isn't getting a second Super Bowl unless another big, posh downtown hotel is built. So what's the city to do?
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Hosting another Super Bowl could deliver diminished return

February 6, 2012
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There's a thought that Indianapolis could win another Super Bowl bid as early as 2018 or 2019. But should Indianapolis pursue the big game again after the way this week turned out?
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Irsay's 'all-in' mentality key to Indy's Super Bowl score

February 3, 2012
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In 2007, Jim Irsay's generosity put major heat on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. In 2008, Irsay's willingness to forsake his own financial interests helped Indianapolis land the Super Bowl.
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