Indy Super Bowl committee returns home

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis is fighting for the chance to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

Sunday morning, four members of the city’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee returned from their trip to New York City. Indianapolis is in the running with New Orleans and Minneapolis for the 2018 game.

Indianapolis 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee Vice Chairman David Lewis told 24-Hour News 8 this was an opportunity to see how New York City put it all together.

“We wanted to see what was going on in New York City. The NFL has been actively engaged with the host committee and the New York/New Jersey area, so we wanted to see what they did they we might bring back here to enhance our own bid,” Lewis said.

Lewis says the NFL was very impressed with how New York City built and entire social media center around the big game and view it as an example for future host sites.

Committee members say the NFL was comfortable with Indy’s bad weather plan for 2012, but say it’s not the weather that will win or lose the bid, it’s Indy’s innovations.

Indianapolis will submit its written bid to the NFL in April. After that, someone from the committee will go to New York to meet with the NFL one on one and talk about the bid. Then, the presentation to the owners and their vote is in May. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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