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Lucas Oil banner promoting Super Bowl coming down

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A temporary sign draped on the south side of Lucas Oil Stadium that promotes it as the host of the 2012 Super Bowl is coming down Wednesday afternoon.

No, the threat of a work stoppage that could cancel the National Football League’s season next year is not a factor in the decision to remove the signage.

Rather, the banner has cracked three windows from which it hangs, said Barney Levengood, executive director of the Capital Improvement Board of Marion County, which oversees stadium operations.

"It's minor in the scope of the cost of Lucas Oil Stadium," he said. "It just needs to be fixed."

Workers are determining whether the weight of the sprawling banner is the cause of the cracks. It is suspended from a window on the far left to another window on the far right of the facility's south side.

“It’s been a couple of weeks since the stadium contacted us, so there’s been a lot of research into what’s causing [the damage],” said Diana Boyce, spokeswoman for the Super Bowl Host Committee. “It’s just best to take it down.”

Workers installed the sign in September.

Despite the lack of exterior advertising, the host committee still has signs and electronic displays inside the stadium, Boyce said.

The venue is set to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2012.

The labor deal between team owners and the players’ union expires after this season, heightening the threat of a lockout.
 

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