Organizers preparing for the upcoming Super Bowl in Indianapolis say they're elated that 13,000 people have volunteered to help with visitors and events surrounding the game.
More than 2,000 of those volunteers attended a training kickoff event Wednesday evening at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Those who've volunteered to help include 3,000 people on a waiting list who won't know a specific assignment until next month, according to leaders of the Super Bowl host committee.
"Our ambition was to be inclusive and get as many people involved as possible, and the numbers are off the charts," committee chairman Mark Miles said.
Volunteers will handle everything from greeting fans at the airport for the Feb. 5 game to giving directions to drivers on downtown streets near Lucas Oil Stadium.
Some of those volunteers say they wouldn't miss the chance to be part of the excitement of the first Super Bowl to be held in Indianapolis.
"We volunteer for a lot of things in the city," Shelley Reeves told WRTV. "It's just a great city and I just want to be a host to those visiting."