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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Here at the JW Marriott there are 108 radio stations—with all their equipment and two to five on-air personalities each—crammed into one ballroom. There are more than 200 radio shows broadcast from that one room each day with guests ranging from Joe Namath to Adam Sandler.
Without taking a snap this year, Peyton Manning is more marketable than one Super Bowl quarterback and nearly as popular as another.
Despite doubts from the NFL and national media about Indy's ability to host a big-time Super Bowl, the city so far is blowing away expectations.
CNBC's Darren Rovell said something on a national television and radio show this morning that might surprise even the most ardent Indianapolis loyalists.
A Giants-Patriots Super Bowl match-up could bring big money to Indianapolis. If he has two more miracles in him, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would send TV ratings off the charts.
If the Denver Broncos somehow make it to the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium Feb. 5, TV viewership for the event will likely be a record high. Throw in undefeated Green Bay as the opponent, and Indianapolis will be the epicenter of a global media frenzy.
Sports business experts estimate that if the two teams with the biggest, wealthiest and most rabid fan bases meet in the Super Bowl or Big Ten Championship, it could boost the economic impact by 30 percent.
Often scoffed at Super Bowl economic impact numbers are no exaggeration.