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Welcome to The Score, your place for hard-hitting sports business news, fast-breaking updates and fuel-injected debate.  Buckle up.  I'm your host, Anthony Schoettle, IBJ sports reporter.

City mulling bid to host college football championship game

Two Indiana Sports Corp. executives and possibly two board members are traveling to Dallas Jan. 12 to watch the national football college championship game and see what it would take to host the game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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NFL must reward Indy if it wants city in future Super Bowl hunts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Orleans columnist says "Good luck to Indy. You'll need it."
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