Indy makes final pitch Tuesday to host 2018 Super Bowl

(WISH Photo/David Barras)
(WISH Photo/David Barras)

ATLANTA (WISH) – Indianapolis will bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl on Tuesday.

Groups from Indianapolis, New Orleans and Minneapolis will present their bids in Atlanta for the Super Bowl Tuesday afternoon.

24-Hour News 8 has learned Indianapolis will go last in those presentations, and will present at around 2:40 p.m.

The bid will emphasize Indianapolis’ past success as a Super Bowl host, and unveil a new Legacy Project that will emphasize improving safety and youth football.

Former Indianapolis Colt Jeff Saturday will make that part of the presentation.

“I’m going to go out, and do the best I absolutely can, but when you represent your city, state, community, your area outside of that, there’s a level of weight on that,” Saturday said.

When Saturday is finished speaking, Colts owner Jim Irsay will then speak. He will address all of the other owners, and then there’s the vote.

24-Hour News 8’s David Barras is in Atlanta. He will have live reports throughout the day. You can follow @Indy2018Bid on Twitter for updates, too. 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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